JAMES Vince took his runs aggregate for the season past the 500-mark as Hampshire secured a first-innings lead against Glamorgan at The Ageas Bowl.
Vince’s 61 (102 balls, eight fours) took his tally for the season to 502, at an average of 100.4 and an imperious strike rate of 80.06, on a rain-affected second day of Hampshire’s latest LV County Championship match.
Michael Carberry and Liam Dawson were also out in the sixties before Hampshire closed on 330-8, a lead of 106, having resumed on 119-1 in reply to Glamorgan’s 224.
Carberry had only added four to his overnight 62 when he slashed Jim Allenby’s medium pace to point in the tenth over of the day.
Middlesex loanee Tom Helm accounted for Dawson, who had made a season’s best 64 (182 balls, five fours) when he nicked an attempted cut.
Dawson’s frustration was evident, but Vince, with whom he had put on 56, was still there.
Vince was the most fluent of Hampshire’s batsmen, during a stop-start day that included four rain interruptions and the loss of 22 overs.
But he was finally trapped lbw by the first delivery with the second new ball, from Graham Wagg - the first of five wickets to fall for 53 runs.
Joe Gatting joined him back in the pavilion when he got a nick against Wagg two overs later. Sean Ervine (24) was also caught behind after Will Smith (34) played on, before Matt Coles sliced to backward point.