Jonathan Millmow has a nice profile on Lou Vincent in this morning's Dominion-Post sports supplement. New Zealand being such a village, I spent last weekend with a cousin who knows Lou vaguely. After a bit of a gossip I was left with the impression that Vincent was pretty scarred by his treatment at the hands of New Zealand Cricket's management and selectors in recent years. This, coupled with changes in his lifestyle (fatherhood, moving to the country), has meant that cricket is less of a life or death affair for him anymore. If Vincent's form in the last two games against England and Australia is anything to go by, that doesn't seem a bad thing.
Lou Vincent seems one of the genuinely nice people in world cricket, so let's hope his experience at the top level is much better this time around.