February 29, 2000

Vince Wells awarded benefit in 2001

Leicestershire CCC Press Release

Leicestershire County Cricket Club has today announced that they have awarded a Benefit Year to county captain Vince Wells in 2001.

Vince Wells made his debut for Leicestershire in 1992 and was capped in 1994. He represented England in the 1999 World Cup, and was appointed as County Captain in succession to James Whitaker in 1999.

Vince has scored more than 6000 runs for Leicestershire, captured 200 wickets, and played a key role in the County's two Championship successes of 1996 and 1998.

Commenting on the announcement Secretary/General Manager James Whitaker said "we are delighted to award Vince a benefit year in 2001. He played a major role in Leicestershire's recent success, and is one of the most popular players in County Cricket. We are sure that Vince will be well supported in his Year, and we wish him a most successful Benefit."