Vince’s 190 is too much for county
JAMES Vince set a new Hampshire record highest List A score by crashing an incredible 190 as Hampshire eased past Gloucestershire in the Royal London One Day Cup.
Vince beat his own best of 178, which he scored against Glamorgan in 2017, and the innings was even more special for the situation, having arrived at the crease in the second over before Hampshire were reduced to 65 for four.
Vince, alongside Liam Dawson in a record 186-run stand for the fifth wicket, guided his side to 331 before bowling Gloucestershire out for 246 to complete a 71 run victory by the DLS method.
Hampshire initially struggled as they collapsed to 65 for four – with Chris Liddle the chief destroyer with the ball, dismissing Aiden Markram, Sam Northeast and Rilee Rossouw.
Dawson and Vince added 186 before Dawson fell for 73 as he picked out Benny Howell at long-on to hand Liddle figures of four for 66.
Vince’s assault saw his side score 114 runs in the last 10 overs, and he eventually succumbed for 190 before scooping to Tom Smith at point and was given a rapturous reception from the Ageas Bowl members.
Fuller and Gareth Berg also departed late on as Hampshire reached 331 for eight, with DLS altering the target to 318 off 47 overs.
Kyle Abbott stunted Gloucestershire’s reply by dismissing George Hankins in the third over, caught at point by Northeast, and then Gareth Roderick, caught and bowled.
Captain Chris Dent was run out by Northeast’s direct hit, as the visitors slumped to 38 for three.
Mason Crane, who posted three for 64, had James Bracey caught by a stunning outfield catch by Dawson, before Howell was lbw to the leg-spinner.
Jack Taylor was bowled by Crane, before Dawson had Graeme van Buuren stumped and Smith castled to complete figures of two for 32 and Brad Wheal bowled Ryan Higgins.
Hampshire were held up by a 50-run stand for the last stand between David Payne and Liddle but Hampshire completed their victory with 19 balls to spare.