Peters chooses to remain with Northamptonshire

Stephen Peters will remain with Northamptonshire for the rest of his contract
Stephen Peters will remain with Northamptonshire for the rest of his contract

Former Northamptonshire captain Stephen Peters has opted to see out the remaining year of his contract.

It had been widely expected the 35-year-old opening batsman would leave Wantage Road at the end of a dire LV= County Championship campaign that saw him replaced as skipper of the four-day side by Alex Wakely.

However, despite receiving some ‘flattering offers’ from other clubs, he has decided to remain with the County for next season.

“I had some flattering offers and it’s been a very difficult decision,” he said.

“But I love playing my cricket at the club, and I have done for nearly 10 years now.

“I’ve got a year on my contract and I can decide where I play my cricket next year.

“I’ll be giving everything to make sure it’s as enjoyable a season as I can have.”