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Lou Vincent retires from all cricket

Published: 7:18AM Tuesday February 19, 2013 Source: ONE Sport

Former New Zealand cricketer Lou Vincent has announced his retirement from all forms of the game.

The 34-year-old confirmed the news on his Twitter account last night, ending a 16 year first class career.

"1134 games 718.5 hotels 834 planes 57 teams 3 punch ups 1 proud career 5pm 18th Feb 2013 I'm pulling stumps. Thank you all x," Vincent tweeted.

Vincent burst onto the international scene in 2001 and made a century on Test debut against Australia in that year.

He went on to play 23 Tests, usually as an opening batsman, with a batting average of 34.15. The inventive right hander played 102 One Day Internationals for New Zealand, but had been in international exile since 2007 after falling out of favour with selectors and signing with the unsanctioned Indian Cricket League.

Since then Vincent has plied his trade on the English County circuit for Lancashire, Northamptonshire and Sussex, before returning to play all forms of domestic cricket in New Zealand for Auckland.