Peter Fulton, the former New Zealand batsman, has announced his retirement from first-class cricket. Fulton, 38, played 23 Tests, 49 ODIs and 12 T20Is, and enjoyed a long and fruitful domestic career with Canterbury, ending up as their most capped player and highest run-getter. On Saturday, the Canterbury side he was part of won its third Plunket Shield title in four years.

Fulton scored 967 runs in 23 Tests at an average of 25.44, with two hundreds, both coming in the same match, against England at Eden Park in March 2013. He made 1334 runs in 49 ODIs at 32.53, with one century, against Sri Lanka at McLean Park in 2006.

"From making my debut, I never would have thought I would play this many times and achieve these records for Canterbury," Fulton said. "At that stage, I was just stoked to play one. When I was growing up I had dreams of playing for Canterbury and New Zealand, but when I was younger I didn't think I was going to do it. I am very proud to have played that many games and experienced so much success with different Canterbury teams throughout my career."