Small positives for Peters after Bears administer a thumping

Stephen Peters excused himself for sounding like a ‘stuck record’ after Northamptonshire’s latest crushing defeat.

Matt Spriegel was in a defiant mood on the final day, a small positibe for Northants
Matt Spriegel was in a defiant mood on the final day, a small positibe for Northants

The innings and 105-run reverse at the hands of Warwickshire was the County’s six loss on the bounce and the fourth by an innings margin this season.

And has been the case in previous weeks, Peters was downbeat in the immediate aftermath.

He said: “(It’s) probably a pretty similar feeling to when we last spoke to be honest.

“I’m hugely disappointed and I’m a bit of a stuck record at the moment as it was another thumping loss.

“Again we’ve come up against a quality outfit in Warwickshire who’ve got a good strong side and a good strong squad and we’ve come a cropper.”

Peters talked about the adoption of a more attacking mindset and admitted to being annoyed that this ultimately came to nothing.

“We tried to be a bit more positive this game in terms of winning the toss and batting first and getting out there and backing ourselves,” he continued.

“We did reasonably well, we got 300 which was not a bad effort on day one in the most overcast conditions of the whole game so from that point of view day one was a decent start but things haven’t gone well since.”

Despite the result, Peters feels that some small crumbs of comfort can be taken into the next outing which is at Old Trafford on Sunday.

“We talked about no hundreds this year so Rob Newton ticked that box and got us off and

running in that column so that from that point of view it’s a move in the right direction,” he said.

“Guys have got stuck in at times in the second innings, Matt Spriegel batting for a long time there so there are a few improvements there but it’s still not scoring enough runs.

“We’ve gone for 500 on too many occasions this season so both departments aren’t working as we’d like.”