Peter Gough has stepped down as captain of Jersey after more than six years in charge.

The affable opener has been the mainstay of the Jersey side during that time, with a series of consistent performances.

However, following the Channel Islanders relegation from Division Four of the World Cricket League in Los Angeles last week, Gough has relinquished the leadership role.

Speaking to BBC Sport, Jersey Cricket Board Chairman Ward Jenner said: "He's announced to the team that he's done his piece and he's looking to step down.

"He's earned legendary status. The young team that he's looked after have looked up to him. He's been superb with them and played a very clever game in that he's been able to keep the senior members of the side onside as well."

"He's taken the job incredibly seriously, he thinks about it 24 hours a day and I get messages from him at four in the morning when he has ideas.

 

"He'll be a huge miss as captain, but we are hoping to maybe try and use him for another five or six years, as he's a very fit batsman and it would be great having him back in the ranks."

Jersey's Lee Meloy was one of a number who paid tribute to Gough on Twitter saying: "An extraordinary leader who gave everything to help the team. One of the most selfless blokes I know. He's left a stunning legacy."