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Stephen David Peters (born 10 December 1978) is an English former cricketer. In a professional career spanning nearly twenty years, he played for Essex, Worcestershire and Northamptonshire county cricket clubs.

Stephen Peters
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Personal information
Full nameStephen David Peters
Born (1978-12-10) 10 December 1978 (age 40)
Essex, England
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
BattingRight Handed
RoleOpening Batsman
Domestic team information
2006–2015Northamptonshire (squad no. 11)
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 260 177 24
Runs scored 14,231 3,444 300
Batting average 34.87 22.65 17.64
100s/50s 31/71 2/21 0/1
Top score 222 107 61*
Balls bowled 35
Wickets 1
Bowling average 31.00
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a n/a
Best bowling 1/19
Catches/stumpings 192/– 48/– 7/–
Source: CricketArchive, 15 January 2016


Stephen showed early promise during his time at Essex, scoring 110 on his debut against Cambridge UCCE in 1996 and was picked for the England U19 team that won the World Cup, Peters helped them to this by scoring a century and getting the man of the match award in the final.[1]

Stephen then moved to Worcestershire to regenerate his career.[2] After three seasons at Worcester, he moved to Northants for the start of the 2006 season.[3] While at Northants, he scored his then highest first-class score when he made 178* against his former club Essex in his first season.[4] The 2010 season was his best with the bat as he twice set himself a new highest first-class score both coming against Middlesex, making 183* against at Northampton on 24 April and then falling one short of his double century at Lord's on the 6 June. He finished the season with 1320 first-class runs, at an average of 47.14.

He captained Northants in first-class cricket in 2013 and 2014, overseeing the team's promotion into Division 1, and their immediate relegation the following year.[5] He retired from professional cricket in August 2015.[6] In all, he passed the milestone of a thousand first-class runs in a season in four separate seasons.


  1. ^ Peters guides England to World Cup The Independent. 1998-02-02. Retrieved 2009-07-09.
  2. ^ Peters bound for Worcestershire BBC Sport. 2001-11-29. Retrieved 2009-11-09.
  3. ^ Stephen Peters signs for Northants Cricinfo. 2005-11-18. Retrieved 2009-07-09.
  4. ^ County Championship round-up Archived 1 July 2012 at Cricinfo. Retrieved 2009-07-09.
  5. ^ "Wakely handed full Northants captaincy". Cricinfo. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  6. ^ "Peters announces retirement". Cricinfo. Retrieved 28 September 2016.

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