Long-serving seamer Ryan Sidebottom has been awarded a benefit season in 2010 after 6 years with Nottinghamshire.

Sidebottom, 31, has played in 21 Test matches for England and was a key member of Nottinghamshire's County Championship winning side in 2005.

"Being awarded a benefit year is a huge privilege," said Sidebottom.

"I've always felt at home at Trent Bridge and I'm looking forward to forming a committee and putting on events."

Nottinghamshire Chairman Peter Wright praised Sidebottom's continued commitment to the club.

"Ryan continues to demonstrate that he is a genuine force in world cricket and we are delighted that he is able to combine his international cricket with such a strong commitment to Notts," said Peter.

"He is an extremely talented player, a great ambassador for cricket and thoroughly deserving of a benefit season."