Former Club Captain Stephen Peters has joined Northamptonshire as a non-executive Director and will chair the Cricket Strategy Committee.

Peters made over 200 appearances for Northamptonshire across all formats, scoring nearly 11,000 runs and was awarded his County Cap in 2007.

“I’m delighted to be joining the Board alongside some fantastically committed individuals who give so much time and energy to the club.” Peters said.

“This club quickly became my favourite ‘home’ as a player and my passion for all things Northamptonshire has remained the same to this day and will continue into the future.

“I look forward to continuing the excellent work done by Nigel Felton and others over the last few years particularly on the cricket front, whilst providing my own take and opinions.”

Peters joins the board in place of fellow Northamptonshire player Nigel Felton who had been in the position since 2007.

“It has been an absolute pleasure being involved in the development and success enjoyed by Northamptonshire County Cricket Club over the last 16 years, working closely with David Capel, David Ripley and more recently John Sadler.” Felton said.

“I look forward to watching the ongoing progress of the club on and off the field and wish everyone involved all the very best as I step down.”

Northamptonshire Chairman Gavin Warren was full of praise for Felton’s contribution to the Club.

“Nigel’s contribution to Club since he has arrived has been phenomenal, he has such an eye for talent and identifying players and he’s overseen great success at the club.” Warren said.

“The Club owe a huge debt of gratitude to him and good luck to him for the future, I’m sure we’ll still see him around Wantage Road fairly often.”

The move comes as part of the Club’s Board Rotation Policy and Warren was looking forward to welcoming Peters.

“It’s going to be great to see Stephen back at the ground.

“What he’s already achieved for this Club on the field is incredible and I think it’s a great bit of recruitment to have him involved in this new role.”