New four-year deal for James Vince
Hampshire Cricket is delighted to announce that captain James Vince has committed his long-term future to the Club, after signing a new contract extension which will keep him at the Ageas Bowl until at least the end of 2022.
The 27-year old, who has made 347 appearances in all formats for Hampshire since making his first-team debut almost a decade ago, has agreed a new deal four-year deal.
James Vince said: “I’m delighted to have signed a new contract here at Hampshire and look forward to all the challenges that lie ahead. We made some great progress as a group last year and I’m looking forward to playing my part in what I hope is going to be a very successful period for us in the coming years. We have a great set-up and fantastic facilities here and I’m very proud to be able to call Hampshire my home.”
Hampshire Director of Cricket, Giles White, said: “A lot has happened to James over the last couple of years and he has shown maturity in the way he has handled the ups and downs that come with the game. He’s tasted international cricket and experienced leading a young Hampshire side to success in a Lord’s final.
“James has played a huge part in the side and he has an enormous amount to offer so we are obviously delighted that he has committed to the Club for the foreseeable future. James is the type of player that can turn a game on its head and has the rare ability to do so in any form of the game. As an Academy graduate and captain of the Club we are proud of what he has achieved and equally, excited by what his future may hold.”
Vince progressed through the junior ranks at Hampshire as a youngster, going on to represent the Club’s Second XI in 2007 at the age of just 16, before becoming a first-team regular in 2010.
The right-hander has been a key top-order contributor ever since, accumulating 14,954 runs in all formats for Hampshire whilst leading the Club as captain for the last three seasons.
Vince was a crucial component to limited-overs successes in 2010 and 2012 and played a key role, both with the bat and as captain, throughout last year’s successful Royal London One-Day Cup campaign – Hampshire’s first white-ball trophy in six years.
The right-hander also enjoyed an excellent 2018 season in the County Championship’s top tier, totalling 962 runs at an average over 40 and including three centuries, his highest haul since 2014.