Nicky Peng spent a year and a half with Glamorgan during the mid-2000s after a six-year career with Durham when the assertive batsman was been touted as a future England player.
This view largely stemmed from his first-class debut during May 2000 when the seventeen-year old struck 98 from 145 balls against a star-studded Surrey attack at the Riverside ground. But he failed to reproduce this level of performance and five years later agreed terms with Glamorgan, and moved to South Wales on a two-year deal.
Nicky continued to show glimpses of his talent in both formats before sustaining a back injury and missing the second part of the 2006 season. He returned to 1st XI action in 2007 and played as an opening batsman in the early matches, but the move up the order did not do the trick and in mid-July Nicky announced his intention to stop playing first-class cricket with immediate effect.
He duly returned to his native north-east and played for South Northumberland CC for one more season.
Born – Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 18th September 1982.
Best performances for Glamorgan:
In first-class cricket – 65 v Nottinghamshire at Swansea, 2007.
In List A cricket – 46 v Somerset at Swansea, 2006.
In T20 cricket – 24 v Northamptonshire at Northampton, 2006.