Full name Stephen David Peters
Born December 10, 1978, Harold Wood, Essex
Current age 38 years 106 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||Northamptonshire v Derbyshire at Northampton, Jul 18-20, 2015 scorecard|
|List A debut||1996|
|Last List A||Northamptonshire v Derbyshire at Northampton, Aug 11, 2014 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, 0||Nthants 2nd||v Derby 2nd XI||Swarkestone||27 Jul 2015||Other|
|13, 12||Northants||v Derbyshire||Northampton||18 Jul 2015||FC|
|0, 0||Northants||v Gloucs||Cheltenham||8 Jul 2015||FC|
|0||Nthants 2nd||v Unicorns||Desborough||3 Jul 2015||Other OD|
|44||Northants||v Essex||Northampton||7 Jun 2015||FC|
|5, 0||Northants||v Glamorgan||Cardiff||31 May 2015||FC|
|82||Northants||v Surrey||Northampton||18 May 2015||FC|
|14, 0||Northants||v Derbyshire||Derby||10 May 2015||FC|
|56, 81||Northants||v Lancashire||Northampton||3 May 2015||FC|
|40, 50||Northants||v Leics||Leicester||26 Apr 2015||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. That captaincy came to grief in spectacular fashion as Northants, in their first season back in Division One, were relegated by a country mile in 2014. Peters was replaced as captain by Alex Wakely but as Northants embarked upon a clearout of senior players, he decided to stay put and see out the remaining year of his contract in red-ball cricket only.
Peters 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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