Peterson steps into the void December 2, 2003

Bradfield stands down as EP captain

Wisden Cricinfo staff

Carl Bradfield has resigned the captaincy of Eastern Province, citing the pressures of the role as the reason for his decision.

"I have given of my best, and whilst I am desperately keen to play for the Jumbos in the Standard Bank competition, I cannot perform to the best of my ability unless I have a full focus," Bradfield explained. "I have decided that my performance with the bat is more important to the team than my captaincy, and as such asked to be relieved of the captaincy.

"Should I be selected, I will give the new captain my full support, and I remain as committed and passionate about Eastern Province cricket as ever." Bradfield had been dropped from the side to face Border, although he insisted that his resignation had nothing to do with this.

Robin Peterson will step into the position for Wednesday's game against Border at East London and is likely to retain the captaincy for the rest of the season.