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Full name James Michael Vince
Born March 14, 1991, Cuckfield, Sussex
Current age 24 years 17 days
Major teams England Lions, England Under-19s, Hampshire, Hampshire 2nd XI, Wiltshire
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|First-class debut||Hampshire v Loughborough UCCE at Southampton, May 6-8, 2009 scorecard|
|Last First-class||South Africa A v England Lions at Bloemfontein, Jan 18-21, 2015 scorecard|
|List A debut||Durham v Hampshire at Chester-le-Street, Aug 23, 2009 scorecard|
|Last List A||South Africa A v England Lions at Benoni, Feb 5, 2015 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Gloucestershire v Hampshire at Bristol, Jun 19, 2010 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Hampshire v Lancashire at Birmingham, Aug 23, 2014 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|17||Hampshire||v Northants||Cave Hill||15 Mar 2015||Other T20|
|20||Hampshire||v Comb C&C||Cave Hill||14 Mar 2015||Other T20|
|23||Eng Lions||v Sth Africa A||Benoni||5 Feb 2015||LA|
|34, 0/15||Eng Lions||v Sth Africa A||Pretoria||2 Feb 2015||LA|
|-||Eng Lions||v Sth Africa A||Potchefstroom||31 Jan 2015||LA|
|99||Eng Lions||v Sth Africa A||Kimberley||28 Jan 2015||LA|
|0||Eng Lions||v Sth Africa A||Bloemfontein||25 Jan 2015||LA|
|31, 1/38, 152*||Eng Lions||v Sth Africa A||Bloemfontein||18 Jan 2015||FC|
|0/11, 78||Eng Lions||v Sth Africa A||Paarl||11 Jan 2015||FC|
|7, 6||Eng Lions||v Gauteng Invitation XI||Soweto||5 Jan 2015||Other|
A Wiltshire boy who found his way into the Hampshire set up, James Vince is tipped as a star of the future. 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, is improving his red ball cricket, and is a regular in the England Lions squad.
One of the most exciting young players in England, 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.
Like Vaughan, an adherence to sound technique does little to temper his attacking instincts, and 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 Cyldesdale 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.
NBC Denis Compton Award 2009
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