Club captain signs three-year extension after successful 2021 campaign
Vince, 31, has been a regular in the Hampshire set-up since 2010, having made his first-team debut in May 2009. He has now racked up 17,666 runs in 405 appearances across all formats and assumed the role of club captain in 2015.
“I’m delighted to have extended my contract for a further three years,” Vince said. “I’ve been with Hampshire since 2006 and am proud to call The Ageas Bowl my home ground.”
Vince was in fine form in 2021, averaging 40.80 in the County Championship – including 231 against Leicestershire – as Hampshire finished fourth in Division One. In the Vitality Blast he guided his team to another Finals Day with five group-match wins out of five before a remarkable comeback against Notts Outlaws in the quarter-final at Trent Bridge.
“I’ve enjoyed some fantastic experiences with the club and we head into the 2022 season with an exciting group of players and added motivation after coming so close in 2021’s LV= Insurance County Championship,” Vince added. “We’re looking forward to the start of the new season, one which will hopefully mark the beginning of a successful period for the club.”
In his time at the club, Vince has been involved in two T20 titles in 2010 and 2012, and the Royal London One-Day club in 2018. He was also a part of the County Championship Division Two title-winning side in 2014, and has featured for England in 50 matches across formats, including the 2019 World Cup win.
Giles White, Hampshire Director of Cricket said: “James is not only a fantastic player in every format but also an excellent captain, so we are of course, delighted that he has committed for the long term. He’s an integral part of the club and it’s great to have him leading the team in what promises to be an exciting period for the club.”