James Vince admitted Hampshire’s stunning performance in today’s Lord’s final was close to perfection after lifting his first trophy as captain.

Hampshire amassed 330-7, a record total in Lord’s finals, before four run outs, including three direct hits, secured a 61-run victory in the Royal London One-Day Cup final.

“Our last two games, the semi-final win and this, you’re never at perfection but we were very close.

"The young guys in the squad put in great performances and to do on big stage is credit to everyone.

“I’m very proud of everyone at the club.”

Hampshire’s 136-run opening partnership set the tone.

“It was very pleasing the way Tommy [Alsop] and Rilee [Rossouw] started,” continued Vince. “They settled nerves and we were able to sit back and watch them set a platform.

“We could have got 20-30 more but in a final that was a great score to put on the board.

“Kent’s strength is their batting, they can be very destructive, so those runs outs played a massive part.

“Fielding is something you always want to improve, it’s the only area where you’re there together as a team.

“It’s about attitude and wanting to make a difference. [Gareth] Berg’s early run out of their main batter [Heino Kuhn] gave us momentum.”

Hampshire’s win secured their first trophy since 2012 after ending a run of five successive semi-final defeats against Yorkshire 12 days ago.

“We’ve reached lots of Finals Days without winning silverware but hopefully it gives us a big boost,” said Vince, whose side begins their T20 campaign at The Ageas Bowl on Friday.

“We won two white-ball trophies when I was a lot younger, in a similar position to Joe Weatherley, Mason Crane and Brad Taylor.

“I left a few runs out there today, but it was a very proud moment for me to stand there and lift trophy.”

Crane is not expected to play again this season after receiving an injection to help him play through his back injury.

Vince continued: “He was very unlikely to play a week ago but then the medical staff agreed it would be good to try an injection. He got through a second team game and bowled well.

“He enjoys the big stage and likes a challenge. He’ll be the first to admit he didn’t get it right, especially in his first spell.

“So I took him off to gather his thoughts and he came back well with the important wicket of Sean Dickson. He enjoys a challenge, he was never going to shy away and blame his back.”