Third Double Century

James Vince bagged his third double century in first-class matches. On the second day of the LV=Insurance County Championship opener vs. Leicestershire, the Hampshire captain scored 231, nine runs short of his career high of 240.

Resuming on 431-4, Hampshire held the upper hand, with James returning to the middle on 168no.

Helped by some indifferent bowling by Leicestershire, James picked up where he left off on the first day. Mixing classy stroke play with powerful shots, his double century took 195 balls.

Adding 194 for the fifth wicket with Liam Dawson (152no), James looked untroubled when a leg-side nick was caught behind off the bowling of Callum Parkinson. With the dismissal of James, Hampshire declared their innings on 612-5.

James’ two previous double centuries were scored against Essex (240) back in 2014 and Somerset (201) during the 2018 season.

At the close Leicestershire had reached 151-4.

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