Full name James Michael Vince
Born March 14, 1991, Cuckfield, Sussex
Current age 25 years 73 days
Major teams England Lions, England Under-19s, Hampshire, Hampshire 2nd XI, Karachi Kings, Wiltshire
Playing role Batsman
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|Only Test||England v Sri Lanka at Leeds, May 19-21, 2016 scorecard|
|Only ODI||Ireland v England at Dublin (Malahide), May 8, 2015 scorecard|
|T20I debut||England v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC), Nov 26, 2015 scorecard|
|Last T20I||Afghanistan v England at Delhi, Mar 23, 2016 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Hampshire v Loughborough UCCE at Southampton, May 6-8, 2009 scorecard|
|Last First-class||England v Sri Lanka at Leeds, May 19-21, 2016 scorecard|
|List A debut||Durham v Hampshire at Chester-le-Street, Aug 23, 2009 scorecard|
|Last List A||England Lions v Pakistan A at ICCA Dubai, Jan 30, 2016 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Gloucestershire v Hampshire at Bristol, Jun 19, 2010 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Afghanistan v England at Delhi, Mar 23, 2016 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|9, 0/10||England||v Sri Lanka||Leeds||19 May 2016||Test # 2203|
|0, 47||Hampshire||v Lancashire||Manchester||8 May 2016||FC|
|25, 38||Hampshire||v Middlesex||Southampton||1 May 2016||FC|
|0/15, 119, 1/43||Hampshire||v Yorkshire||Leeds||17 Apr 2016||FC|
|25, 1/14, 21||Hampshire||v Warwickshire||Southampton||10 Apr 2016||FC|
|22||England||v Afghanistan||Delhi||23 Mar 2016||T20I # 546|
|45||Mumbai CA XI||v England||Mumbai (BS)||14 Mar 2016||Other T20|
|22||England XI||v Sth Africa A||Paarl||17 Feb 2016||T20|
|2||Karachi Kngs||v Islamabad Un||Sharjah||14 Feb 2016||T20|
|23||Karachi Kngs||v Quetta Glad||Sharjah||13 Feb 2016||T20|
A Wiltshire boy who found his way into the Hampshire set up, James Vince, a calm and elegant batsman, has long been tipped as a star of the future since the former England coach Duncan Fletcher, who worked with Vince at the Hampshire academy, said he was reminiscent of Michael Vaughan.
Vince has enjoyed one-day success with Hampshire, his red ball cricket is advancing and has been a regular in the England Lions squad. His career progressed substantially in 2015 when he made his England one-day debut against Ireland in May and was named as captain of the Lions T20 squad to face Pakistan A in Dubai in December. He also assumed the Hampshire captaincy in all formats at only 24, hailed by his chairman Rod Bransgrove as "a genuinely gifted and creative captain with a maturity beyond his years."
Like Vaughan, an adherence to sound technique does little to temper his attacking instincts. To attract England's interest more regularly, though, he needed to answer a perception - supporrted by the statiastics - that he was bowled rather more often than he should be.
After he broke into the Hampshire side in 2009 he averaged over 50 in his first round of limited-overs matches before impressing again for England at the Under-19 World Cup. Vince became a First XI regular in 2010, and in August of that year confirmed his pedigree with an innings of 180 against a Yorkshire attack that included Ajmal Shahzad, Tim Bresnan and Adil Rashid at Scarborough. In that innings he added 278 with Jimmy Adams, breaking Hampshire's fourth-wicket record which had stood since 1970.
Vince went past 1000 career runs for Hampshire while still a teenager - the second youngest player in the county's history behind Phil Mead to do so. In 2012 he averaged 55.50 as Hampshire won the Clydesdale Bank 40, the second part of a one-day double. 2013 saw great improvement in the County Championship and Vince passed 1000 first-class runs in a season for the first time. That winter he toured Sri Lanka with England Lions and during the following close season in 2014-15, was picked for the Lions trip to South Africa.
Vince enjoyed a stand-out season in 2014 after being named Hampshire vice-captain. He made a mighty 1525 runs - the highest tally in the country - at 61.00 as Hampshire won Division Two of the County Championship and also made a superb 93 from just 51 balls to steer his side to victory in a T20 quarter-final at Notts.
Ahead of the 2015 season it was announced that Vince would become captain for both limited-overs formats, assuming the 50-over captaincy from Jimmy Adams. By the end of the summer, he had replaced Adams in all three formats.
NBC Denis Compton Award 2009