Peters’ absence suggests Northamptonshire career might be over

Stephen Peters
Stephen Peters

There are question marks about Stephen Peters’ long-term future at Northamptonshire after he was not named in the team to take on Durham in the LV= County Championship.

It was announced on Monday he was going to be replaced as club captain next season with Alex Wakely to take over the role in both one-day and four-day cricket.

James Middlebrook leads the side at Chester-le-Street with Peters missing and Wakely still recovering from his Achilles injury.

With no known injury problems, Peters’ absence certainly throws up more questions than answers about where his future lies.

Reports from the county network suggest he has asked for his details to to circulated to other clubs with a view to securing a move away from Wantage Road.

Someone who might be coming the other way is Leicestershire’s Josh Cobb.

Northamptonshire confirmed last month they had made an approach to sign the Foxes captain.

No official confirmation of a move is available but several comments on social media - including from former Leicestershire skipper Matthew Hoggard - suggest Cobb has definitely decided to leave Grace Road.