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May 22, 2007
South Australia are reportedly chasing the services of Lou Vincent for the 2007-08 season. Vincent spent most of his teenage years living in Adelaide and playing for representative age-group teams before returning to Auckland.
If the Redbacks were able to sign him, it would give their batting a significant and much-needed boost after only three of their players made first-class centuries in 2006-07. The state finished last in the Pura Cup competition and secured their only win in the final game of the year. The Advertiser reported that Vincent was involved in negotiations with the South Australian Cricket Association and was "understood to be strongly leaning towards a move to Adelaide".
Vincent was arguably New Zealand's best batsman during the CB Series, when he made three half-centuries from four innings after being a late addition to the squad. He made 101 against Canada at the World Cup before his tournament ended with a broken wrist courtesy of a Shane Bond delivery during a net session.
A SACA spokesperson said the reports of Vincent's potential signing were speculation. The state will not finalise its list of contracted players until early June.
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