Batsman Ali Brown expects to retire from professional cricket at the end of the 2011 season after signing a one year contract extension at Nottinghamshire.

Brown scored 805 LV= County Championship runs last season and a further 337 in the Friends Provident t20.

"Last season was very enjoyable for the team and for me personally and winning the championship was an achievement that we're all immensely proud of," said Brown.

"My thinking at this moment in time is that this will be my final contract but it is hard to walk away from a club that is challenging for honours.

"There are some talented young batsmen here who are beginning to make inroads and I hope that they can grasp their opportunities and force their way into the side."

Brown's 134 in the win over Durham at Trent Bridge in May was his personal highlight of Nottinghamshire's LV= County Championship campaign and his prowess in twenty over cricket was another reason why Director of Cricket Mick Newell was keen to offer him a new deal.

"Ali was a key player for us last season and he has a positive impact on the field and in the dressing room," said Newell.

"We know that there will be changes to our batting unit when Ali and Mark Wagh retire but it's to our advantage that they are in the squad alongside young players who have the potential to succeed them.

"Steven Mullaney has the potential to develop into a number six batsman in four day cricket and the likes of Akhil Patel and Scott Elstone have continued to improve."