Stephen Peters

Country: England
Born: December 10, 1978, Harold Wood, Essex
Height: 5ft 11in
Batting Style: Right hand Bat

Stephen Peters Bio

Stephen David Peters, born on August 21, 1978, is a former professional cricket player from England. Known for his impressive longevity in first-class cricket, Peters had a career that spanned over two decades.

Peters burst onto the cricket scene as a young player with immense potential. His talent was evident from the start, and he was tipped for great things early on. In 1996, at just 17 years and 194 days old, he made his first-class debut for Essex and marked the occasion with a remarkable century against Cambridge University, becoming the county’s youngest first-class centurion. This feat set the stage for what was hoped to be a brilliant career.

Peters’ success continued as he represented England Under-19s and played a vital role in the team’s victory in the final of the U-19 World Cup in South Africa in 1997-98. He scored a century in the final and was awarded the man-of-the-match accolade. However, the transition from youth cricket to county cricket proved challenging for Peters, as it does for many young players. Despite his early promise, he struggled to consistently make an impact at the higher level.

In 2002, Peters made the decision to leave Essex and join Worcestershire, hoping that a change of scenery would reignite his career. While he had sporadic success with the bat during his time at Worcestershire, he once again found himself on the move. In 2006, he joined Northamptonshire, where he truly found his stride and reached new levels of consistency.

As an opening batsman for Northamptonshire, Peters became known for his ability to score big runs and set the tone for the team. He showcased his skills with the bat by scoring three first-class centuries in six consecutive seasons, truly establishing himself as a force to be reckoned with.

Peters’ contributions to Northamptonshire’s success led to his appointment as the first-class captain ahead of the 2013 season. This was a true testament to his leadership qualities and his commitment to the team. Unfortunately, his captaincy tenure was marred by the team’s relegation in 2014, as they struggled to compete in Division One. Peters was eventually replaced as captain by Alex Wakely, but he opted to stay with the team and fulfill the remaining year of his contract, focusing solely on red-ball cricket.

Throughout his career, Peters proved to be a resilient and dedicated cricketer. His ability to adapt to different situations and his determination to continue playing the sport he loved made him a fan favorite. Despite not achieving the full extent of the potential that was once predicted for him, Peters left a lasting impact on the cricketing world.

After retiring from professional cricket, Peters has remained involved in the sport, working as a cricket coach and mentor to young players. He continues to inspire the next generation of cricket talent with his wealth of experience and knowledge of the game.

Stephen Peters Career Stats

Stephen Peters Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 260 440 32 14231 222 34.87 - - 31 71 - - 192 0
List A 177 163 11 3444 107 22.65 - - 2 21 - - 48 0
T20s 24 20 3 300 61* 17.64 305 98.36 0 1 25 3 7 0

Stephen Peters Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 260 - 35 31 1 1/19 - 31 5.31 35 - 0 0
List A 177 - 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0
T20s 24 - - - - - - - - - - - -

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