James Michael Vince is a professional English cricketer born on 14 March 1991 in Cuckfield, West Sussex. He plays for the Hampshire County Cricket Club. Educated at Warminster School, Wiltshire, he left studies to pursue his cricket dream. Vince is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium pace bowler. He usually bats in the middle-order.
James Vince is a graduate from the cricket academy of Hampshire. Together with fellow graduates of the academy like Chris Morgan, Ben Howell, Hamza Riazuddin and Tom Parsons, he was signed on a one-year deal with the club in 2009. His Championship debut came in June 2009 in a match against Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club. He was included in the Under-19s side of England in test series against Bangladesh as a result of his impressive performances for the club.
According to Duncan Fletcher, the former coach of England and a consult for Hampshire, James Vince is a reminiscent of the former English cricketer Michael Vaughan.
After the retirement of John Crawley in 2009, James Vince was a regular member of the team in all the formats of the game for his county side. In 2010, Hampshire won the Friends Provident T20 tournament and James was also a part of the winning side which defeated Somerset.
James Vince was chosen as the most promising young player for Hampshire in 2009.