Wellington: Former New Zealand batsman Peter Fulton has announced his retirement from first-class cricket. The 38-year-old had featured in 23 Tests, 49 ODIs and 12 T20Is between 2004-14 for New Zealand. Fulton enjoyed a long and fruitful domestic career with Canterbury, ending up as their most capped player and highest run-getter. “From making my debut, I never would have thought I would play this many times and achieve these records for Canterbury,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Fulton as saying. “At that stage, I was just stoked to play one. When I was growing up I had dreams of playing for Canterbury and New Zealand, but when I was younger I didn’t think I was going to do it. I am very proud to have played that many games and experienced so much success with different Canterbury teams throughout my career,” he added.
During his stint in 23 Tests, Fulton scored 967 runs at an average of 25.44, with two hundreds, both coming in the same match, against England at Eden Park in March 2013. He totaled 1334 runs in 49 ODIs at 32.53, with one century, against Sri Lanka at McLean Park in 2006.