Another NCCA graduate making regular contributions on the International scene is Wiltshire’s James Vince. The tall right-hander has played 13 Tests, 16 ODIs and 12 T20Is for England.
Hailing from Warminster in the NCCA county, he was trained within the Wiltshire age groups and development groups until the age of 15, when he moved into Hampshire’s academy system.
He made his first-class debut in the summer of 2009 as an 18 year-old and was just 19 when he was part of the domestic T20 winning team as Hampshire beat Somerset at The Ageas Bowl.
International honours took several more years, but he made his ODI debut against Ireland in the summer of 2015, and his T20I debut followed in the winter of 2015 against Pakistan. Test cricket was next, with the hard-hitting top order batsman debuting against Sri Lanka in 2016.
With nearly 10,000 first-class runs to his name from 162 matches and having been part of the World Cup winning squad with England, one of Wiltshire’s finest will no doubt continue to have an impact in all formats of the game.