Stephen Peters

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Stephen Peters
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Personal information
Full name Stephen David Peters
Born (1978-12-10) 10 December 1978 (age 36)
Essex, England
Nickname Pedro
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Batting style Right Handed
Role Opening Batsman
Domestic team information
Years Team
1996–2001 Essex
2002–2005 Worcestershire
2006– Northamptonshire (squad no. 11)
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 229 171 24
Runs scored 12,601 3,345 300
Batting average 35.39 22.60 17.64
100s/50s 29/61 2/20 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 181/– 46/– 7/–
Source: CricketArchive, 30 April 2013

Stephen David Peters (born 10 December 1978, Harold Wood, United Kingdom) is an English cricketer. He has played for the county cricket teams of Essex and Worcestershire. He is currently playing for Northamptonshire.


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] On 1 September 2009, Stephen alongside David Willey signed a two-year contract extension keeping them at the club until the end of the 2011 season.[5] 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. In January 2012 it was announced that Peters will train in Sri Lanka with teammates Ben Howgego and David Murphy courtesy of Northants' overseas player Chaminda Vaas.[6]


  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 Cricinfo. Retrieved 2009-07-09.
  5. ^ New deals for Willey and Peters BBC Sport. Retrieved 2009-08-28.
  6. ^ BBC News. Retrieved 2009-01-21.

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