Hampshire captain James Vince says there is still room for improvement after his side’s emphatic win against Worcestershire.

After seeing Hampshire complete victory by 196 runs, with Fidel Edwards (3-33) taking three of the last five wickets this morning, Vince said: “It is a great start to the season. It wasn’t the perfect game by any stretch.

“The way we started the game set us up quite nicely which allowed us to get over par in the first innings.

“First innings runs is something we have talked about and we have to accept on a wicket like that 290 is a good score but later in the summer we will be looking for 400 plus.

“Throughout we did a lot of things well, there was also a few soft dismissals and rustiness here and there and patches where we didn’t get it right with the ball.

“We are always looking for perfection but it was a very good start.

“We said last night we bowled OK but maybe didn’t bring the stumps into play as much as we should have done. We were better at that this morning.

“[Going through a team] can happen quite quickly in that situation once you get a couple early, they probably lost a bit of belief and we gained it.

“We know what to expect from Kyle. He is as consistent you are going to get for a seamer.

“I thought as the game went on Fidey hit the gloves a bit harder and found some nice rhythm. And balance going into next week."

Worcestershire captain Joe Leach said: “The scoreboard doesn’t quite do us justice, although we deserved to lose the game, I think 180 flatters them slightly.

“We’ve had a quick chat and we’ve spoken about giving them spells in the game especially in the first session and the 70-odd Vince got there we didn’t bowl as well as we could do and we were always fighting back in the game.

“We always felt we were 50 runs behind the game all the way through.

“There are little moments in the game which have cost us, but we have competed in a lot of the game and been on top in certain periods.

“Ultimately it wasn’t good enough but we live and learn.

“I have just told the group, which might be a bizarre thing to say on an 180 loss, that this game reaffirmed to me that we deserve to be here and mix it in this division with these types of teams.

“We drove the game for large parts and not got it right in other parts, but that was the same in Division Two.

“If you don’t get it right for four days you don’t win games of cricket regardless of the standard of cricket."