Cricket needs more punch ups, Lou Vincent retires, reveals he had 3

Lou Vincent has retired…honestly thought he had retired years ago…such is my waning interest in cricket these days.

He tweeted:

I reckon NZ Cricket needs more punch ups…on television against the other teams.

Would make cricket much more interesting. 

Lou Vincent was a fellow sufferer of depression, but still managed a creditable career.

Vincent battled depression during the course of his career, which he had to monitor through medication. The condition, he had said, affected his “hunger for cricket” at one of his lower points.

He had a brilliant start to Test cricket in 2001, scoring 104 and 54 while opening the innings in Perth, against an Australian attack that included Glenn McGrath, Jason Gillespie, Brett Lee and Shane Warne. However, consistency eluded him in his career and he finished with 1332 runs at 34.15. His highest score of 224 came against Sri Lanka in April 2005 in Wellington, in a Test New Zealand won by an innings.

In ODIs, Vincent finished with 2413 runs at 27.11. He played 98 first-class games and 220 List A games in all. His last competitive cricket was in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League, for Khulna Royal Bengals.


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  • blokeintakapuna

    More fisty-cuffs would make for even better sledging.

    20 overs a side… And a full 10 rounds a side after the cricket… Brilliant!

    A new obscure sport perhaps?

    • Patrick

      Just don’t let Khoder Nasser anywhere near it – cricket is corrupt enough without his influence.