Stephen Peters awarded Benefit Year in 2013

Northants Cricket is delighted to announce that opening batsman Stephen Peters has been awarded a benefit Year in 2013.

The Essex-born opener has been at Northants since 2006, and has played in 108 First Class matches for the County, scoring over 7000 runs at an average of 40.9, including a top score of 222.

‘Pedro’ has also played in 56 one-day matches, scoring 1492 runs at 30.4 with a top score of 107, and 14 T20 matches, scoring 218 runs at 24.4.

In a career spanning 17 years, the former Essex and Worcestershire batsman has scored over 12,000 first class runs with 29 hundreds.

Stephen Peters said of his benefit year: “I’m absolutely delighted, and it’s a very proud moment for me. All my thanks go to Northants Cricket for awarding me this great honour for 2013. Hopefully, everyone can see the hard work I’ve put in and hopefully I have many more years with the County ahead of me – I’d love to be part of a team that wins some silverware too!”

“Overall, I’m chuffed to bits. Next year is going to a good one! It will be a lot of hard work but I hope to put on some great events which everyone can enjoy.”

Northants Cricket Chief Executive David Smith said, “I am personally delighted that Stephen has been awarded a much deserved benefit year in 2013 this reflects his outstanding contribution to the game since he made his first class debut in 1996.”

“He is a very popular member of the dressing room and has a big contribution to make towards Northants cricket over the coming years.”

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