Hampshire promote Vince

  • Last Updated: March 3 2014, 18:35 GMT

Hampshire batsman James Vince has been appointed as vice-captain for the 2014 season.

James Vince: Hampshire's vice-captain for 2014
James Vince: Hampshire's vice-captain for 2014

Jimmy Adams remains as skipper, and he will have Vince - the Hampshire Players' Player of the Year last season - as his deputy.

Vince, 22, is a potential candidate for promotion to the England Test side after some fine performances for Hampshire and the Lions.

Vince said: "I was delighted when Chalks (Giles White) and Jimmy approached me about the role and I can't wait to get started. I've got plenty of fresh ideas so I'm really looking forward to supporting Jimmy as much as I can so we can have a strong season.

"We are a young side, but we are equally experienced and with our recruitment over the winter I fully expect us to be a strong four-day team this season and hopefully we'll challenge for promotion. We've done well in the one-day competitions over the past few years and hopefully I can play a part so that can continue."

Vince spent the winter with the England Performance Programme in Australia and the England Lions on their tour of Sri Lanka.

Adams meanwhile has confirmed that he does not want to skipper Hampshire in the T20 Blast competition this summer.

The county are yet to make a decision who will take over as captain from Dimitri Mascarenhas, who retired at the end of last season and Vince - one of Hampshire's most prolific scorers in limited-overs cricket - could well be a candidate.

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