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Full name Stephen David Peters
Born December 10, 1978, Harold Wood, Essex
Current age 35 years 231 days
Major teams Essex, Marylebone Cricket Club, Worcestershire
Batting style Right-hand bat
Height 5 ft 11 in
Education Coopers Company and Coburn School
|Last First-class||Sussex v Northamptonshire at Hove, Jul 6-8, 2014 scorecard|
|List A debut||1996|
|Last List A||Northamptonshire v Sussex at Northampton, May 10, 2013 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Worcestershire v Warwickshire at Worcester, Jun 18, 2003 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Lancashire v Northamptonshire at Manchester, Jul 15, 2011 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0, 28||Northants||v Sussex||Hove||6 Jul 2014||FC|
|18, 11||Northants||v Middlesex||Lord's||29 Jun 2014||FC|
|0, 41||Northants||v Lancashire||Manchester||22 Jun 2014||FC|
|13, 4||Northants||v Warwickshire||Northampton||15 Jun 2014||FC|
|5||Northants||v Sri Lankans||Northampton||5 Jun 2014||FC|
|27, 23||Northants||v Yorkshire||Northampton||31 May 2014||FC|
|67, 10||Northants||v Middlesex||Northampton||18 May 2014||FC|
|88, 24||Northants||v Notts||Nottingham||11 May 2014||FC|
|8, 9||Northants||v Lancashire||Northampton||27 Apr 2014||FC|
|9, 11||Northants||v Yorkshire||Leeds||20 Apr 2014||FC|
Stephen Peters was a young player tipped for great things. Such predictions never quite bore fruit but his longevity in first-class cricket could not be questioned. That was summed up when he was appointed Northants' first-class captain ahead of the 2013 campaign and was also awarded a benefit.
He marked his first-class debut for Essex with 110 against Cambridge University in 1996, aged just 17 years and 194 days to become the county's youngest first-class centurion. He went on to play with distinction for England Under-19s, and made a century to win the man-of-the-match award in the final of the U-19 World Cup in South Africa in 1997-98.
However, like many prolific young players, he found the step up to county cricket - and beyond - a difficult one. He left Essex for Worcestershire in 2002, hopeful that a change of scenery would reinvigorate his career, and while he scored runs in patches he was soon on the move again, joining Northamptonshire at the start of the 2006 season. Here he acquired new levels of consistency, scoring three first-class centuries in six consecutive seasons as an opening batsman.
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