Peters and Daggett extend Northants contracts

Northamptonshire have secured the services of opening batsman Stephen Peters and seamer Lee Daggett on contract extensions that will keep them at Wantage Road at least until the end of the 2013 season.

Peters, who has spent six years with Northamptonshire following previous stints with Essex and Worcestershire, has been a consistent performer since he arrived at Wantage Road and scored 864 County Championship runs last season with a best of 222 against Glamorgan in August.

“I’m delighted to have extended my contract with Northamptonshire,” former England Under-19 batsman Peters said. “Although we narrowly missed out on promotion, we have consistently been challenging for promotion over the past three seasons and it’s only a matter of time before we take that extra step.

“I’ve really enjoyed my last six seasons at the club, and with the exciting and refreshing development of the younger players here, I can’t wait to continue and help the club progress in the next couple of years.”

Daggett joined Northamptonshire from Warwickshire three years ago after he found himself surplus to requirements at Edgbaston and has since established himself as an important member of the Northants squad.

“I view Stephen as an integral and senior part of the team, and he has performed well for the club over the past few years. He adds true quality to our top order batting and I am very pleased he has signed this extension,” said Northamptonshire coach David Capel.

“Lee has performed well for us, especially in the first part of the 2011 season. He was well suited to the first change role in the County Championship, coming in behind Jack Brooks and Chaminda Vaas, and he played a very valuable role in the team.

“In Brooks, Vaas, Hall and Daggett, along with some other young seamers, like David Willey, coming through, I like the look of the combinations we can put together in the seam department.”

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