Sussex bid Vincent goodbye
Former New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent has been released by Sussex.
The 32-year-old leaves after a solitary season at Hove in which he played only limited-overs cricket.
He averaged 38 with the bat in nine Clydesdale Bank 40 matches, which included a century against the Netherlands in Amstelveen, but just 20.15 in 16 Friends Life t20 games.
Sussex professional cricket manager Mark Robinson said: “On behalf of the club I would like to thank Lou for all the energy, enthusiasm and commitment he brought to us and we wish him all the best for the next chapter of his career.”
Vincent played 23 Tests, 102 one-day internationals and nine Twenty20s for New Zealand from 2001-2007, and numbers Worcestershire, Lancashire and Northamptonshire among his former counties.
He made 40 and 47 not out for Auckland Aces in the Champions League T20 qualifier in India this week, but it was not enough to prevent them losing both games and failing to qualify for the tournament proper.