A talented top-order batsman, Vince was the second-youngest player to pass 1,000 runs for Hampshire while still a teenager.
Having burst on to the scene in 2009, Vince attracted media attention when he was compared to a young Michael Vaughan by then-Hampshire consultant Duncan Fletcher.
The right-hander, capable of shots all around the wicket, made 75 on his LV= County Championship debut against Nottinghamshire and, after representing England Under-19s, returned to the county to replace former England international John Crawley.
Vince signed a full contract with Hampshire and toured Bangladesh with England U19s at the end of the 2009 campaign. He was subsequently included in the age-group World Cup squad and, upon his return, established himself as a regular in Hampshire's team.
In 2011, he was selected for the winter England Performance Programme and Lions squads, passing 1,000 List A runs while in Bangladesh with the Lions.
Vince played his part in Hampshire's Clydesdale Bank 40 and Friends Life t20 victories in 2012, scoring 36 in the final of the latter.
He concluded the 2013 season in a rich vein of form - an unbeaten 147 at Leicestershire standing as a third century in as many championship matches.
A position on the EPP's trip of Australia followed and he was then named in the Lions squad to tour Sri Lanka.