James Vince: Hampshire batsman lined up for Dolphins spell

James Vince
Vince scored 2,065 runs in all competitions for Hampshire this summer

Hampshire coach Dale Benkenstein hopes to take batsman James Vince to KwaZulu-Natal as their overseas player.

Benkenstein will again be working on the Dolphins coaching staff for the upcoming South African domestic season.

Dolphins batsman David Miller is set to be on duty with South Africa before Christmas and Benkenstein wants Vince, 23, to fill the space.

"From Vincey's point of view it will be unbelievable experience for him," Benkenstein told BBC Radio Solent.

Vince's 2014 summer of runs
CompetitionRunsAverage
County Championship1,52561.00
One-Day Cup14135.25
T20 Blast39928.50

Vince, who scored 2,065 runs in all competitions for Hampshire this summer, is part of the England performance programme this winter and he is likely to be included in the England Lions squad to tour South Africa in the New Year.

And Benkenstein believes Vince, who helped steer Hampshire to the Division Two title on the back of being the country's leading County Championship run-scorer with 1,525, would benefit hugely from the move: "To get someone like that won't cost the earth.

"He's getting to the stage where he is really playing good cricket and to go and play somewhere else is good for you, and obviously for the Dolphins he can be a match winner."

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