Nottinghamshire bowler Charlie Shreck has signed a two year contract extension, keeping him at the club until the end of the 2010 season.
A consistent performer since his arrival at Trent Bridge in 2003, Shreck, 30, has already made a big contribution to Notts’ LV County Championship campaign and will face a heavy workload during the absence of Ryan Sidebottom and Stuart Broad who will spend the summer on England duty.
“Charlie has been the mainstay of our bowling attack for five years and I am delighted that he has chosen to commit his future to the club,” said Notts Director of Cricket Mick Newell.
“I know that his inclusion in the England squad has been discussed very seriously and the opportunity may come his way but his priority is to do well for Notts.
“Charlie has performed well for England Lions and he can play his way into contention for the national side.
“His contract was due to expire at the end of the season but both parties were keen to agree a new deal as early as possible and I am pleased that it has been concluded.”
Shreck missed the 2005 campaign after suffering a stress fracture of his back but found good form in 2006, taking 50 wickets for the first time, including two ten-wicket hauls and a hat-trick against Middlesex at Lord’s.
He made his Notts debut in 2003 having arrived on the first-class scene following several years on the Minor Counties circuit with Cornwall and spent the winter in New Zealand where he played for Wellington.
“I was very keen to extend my contract and there is nowhere else that I would rather play than Trent Bridge,” said Shreck.
“Looking around on a match day, it’s clear to see that the club is taking massive steps forwards with the ground developments and the playing squad and management are first class.
“Ryan Sidebottom had three consecutive 50 wicket seasons at Notts before he got back into the England side and the key for me is to stay fit and take wickets consistently.”