CAPTAIN James Vince hailed his side’s “comprehensive” victory over Kent Spitfires, with the Hampshire Hawks batter leading the way with an exact century.

Vince’s 100 runs from 54 balls helped the Hawks to an eventual tally of 221 runs, Hampshire’s third-highest ever T20 score.

Spitfires could only muster 167 runs in response, with Hawks taking eight wickets.

Reflecting on the win, Vince stated: "It was comprehensive in the end.

“We were a bit cautious at the start trying to get used to the fresh wicket and then we got the momentum going.

“After a few big overs we were looking at 180 but we ended up with 220, it was outstanding.

"After the first four games we weren't getting off to good starts so taking that extra time early to sum up conditions has played a big part in the big score.

“It allows the guys coming in at the end to hit freely.

"When the spinners came on there wasn't a lot there so we felt we could target them and with a strong breeze going to the slightly shorter side we targeted that and got the momentum going.”

The personal ton was Vince’s third T20 century, but the Hawks skipper placed more emphasis on his side’s improved form in recent weeks.

"Personal milestones are nice,” began Vince.

“I've felt in reasonable touch but I was clearing the ropes and got better as I went on tonight. Hopefully I can go on from here and start striking it a bit cleaner.

"It was looking pretty bleak a few weeks ago but the guys have been really good.

“After the start we had getting into the top four is the main priority and if we can keep this momentum going then we might finish in the top two but there is still a lot of work to be down to finish in the top four."