Batsman James Vince signs new three-year contract with Hampshire
Young batsman James Vince has signed a three-year extension to his contract with Hampshire.
Last Updated: 29/07/13 7:28pm
The 22-year-old's previous contract would have run out at the end of the season but Vince has agreed a new deal which keeps him at the Ageas Bowl for another three seasons.
Vince was selected for the England Performance Programme and Lions squads in the winters of 2011 and 2012 and is being tipped for a place in the full squad in the next few years.
Vince told the county's website: "I am delighted to have signed a new contract here at Hampshire and am looking forward to contributing to some successful years to come with the club.
"I have really enjoyed my time at Hampshire and we have enjoyed some successful seasons. I hope it continues in that fashion and I can play a part in it. We have a fantastic ground, fantastic facilities and great squad of players and coaching staff here."
Vince, born in Sussex and raised in Wiltshire, came through the junior ranks at Hampshire and became a first-team regular in the 2010 season.
He is Hampshire's second-highest run-scorer in this season's County Championship campaign and he has been one of the Royals' most consistent limited-overs batsmen in the last two seasons.
This season he has been bowling more, chipping in with wickets in all formats with his medium pace.
Manager Giles White said: "It's great that James has committed to the club for the next few years. He has moved forward this season with the bat and has also shown good potential with the ball.
"He is maturing into an influential player in all forms of the game and, if he continues to develop, the next phase of his career should be an exciting one."