New Zealand batsman retires


Former New Zealand batsman Peter Fulton has retired from first-class cricket.

Fulton played 23 Tests, 49 ODIs and 12 T20Is between November 2004 and June 2014.

His last innings in international competition brought one and a duck against the West Indies in Jamaica.

“From making my debut, I never would have thought I would play this many times and achieve these records for Canterbury,” said Fulton.

“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.”

The tall right-hander, now 38 years old, scored two Test match centuries – against England in the same match in 2013.

He also scored an ODI century against Sri Lanka at the same venue – McLean Park – seven years earlier.