Matt Carter has signed a one-year white-ball contract extension with Nottinghamshire.
The 27-year-old has become a mainstay of Notts Outlaws’ Vitality Blast sides in recent years, collecting a winners’ medal in the triumphant 2020 campaign.
Only six players have more than Carter’s 59 T20 wickets for the club, whilst he has 20 more to his name in List A cricket for Nottinghamshire.
The deal will take the homegrown spinner’s association with the first team into its tenth season.
“I feel fortunate to have been able to call Trent Bridge home for my whole professional career, and to get the chance to continue that in 2024 is brilliant,” Carter said.
“T20 cricket is an area I’ve really enjoyed exploring and developing over the last few years - I know my game well, but I know I can keep evolving to stay ahead and to help Notts win games.
“The competition for places is getting stronger in the spin department with the lads we have coming through, but that is only going to benefit us. Hopefully we can push each other on to be better.
“Overall, we are building a squad which can continue to be competitive at the sharp end of the Blast, and I see no reason why we can’t be successful in that competition again next year.”
Carter’s T20 career wickets for the Outlaws have come at an economy of 7.65, whilst he recorded his best return of 3-14 against Derbyshire in 2019.
He played a pivotal role in Trent Rockets’ triumphant Hundred campaign in 2022, conceding 19 runs from 20 balls in the final at Lord’s.
“Matt is a really skillful white-ball bowler, and we believe the move to focusing on short format cricket can help bring the best out of him.
“You only have to look at the games where he has put us on the front foot straight away, either restricting runs or taking important wickets.
“He’s got a point of difference as a tall bowler who is able to generate a lot of spin and bounce, but his control, and his ability to develop and execute plans against some of the best batters in the game, is also really impressive.
“He is an experienced member of our bowling unit having been a near constant in our Blast side over a number of seasons too and that will benefit us as a side as we seek to extend a strong record in the format.”