James’ 190 Makes Records

Southampton – James Vince makes 190 and becomes the on-field story of the day.

James bettered his previous ListA highest of 178, with a 154 ball (15 fours, 5 sixes) dissection of Gloucestershire, at the Ageas Bowl.

Hampshire were asked bat first in this Royal London Cup fixture.

In tricky conditions, James came out to bat with Hampshire 1-1 in the 2nd over.

At 65-4, James needed a partner to guide the home team to a winning total. The Hampshire captain found him in Liam Dawson (73). Together they put on 186 for the 5th wicket.

Probably, one of the finest batters in the country, James’ 190 was the highest one-day individual innings scored in England since 2008.

There was one more record. When reaching 130 James passed 4500 runs in ListA games.

James’ innings ended in the 49th over. The Hampshire total of 331-8 was beyond Gloucestershire, who fell 71 runs short under the Duckworth/Lewis method.

Over the past nine days, James has now score 355 runs in just four Royal London Cup innings.

And, in a year where much is expected, James’ form will have forcefully nudged the England selectors.

While James took all the plaudits, Mason Crane made a telling contribution in the Hampshire win, taking 3 wickets in 10 overs.

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