James Vince back to frustrating best as rain hits County Championship return

• Hampshire batsman hits rapid 75 before missing straight ball
• Four games are washed out without a ball being bowled

It is not supposed to start with a whimper. Six Championship games: four called off without a ball bowled, at Headingley, Old Trafford, Edgbaston and Canterbury, and Middlesex against Northants at Lord’s curtailed by bad light. The sole surviving game after tea was at Southampton, where Hampshire met Worcestershire, and where James Vince did what James Vince does best.

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