Wednesday 21 July 2010 

Franks Signs New Contract With Nottinghamshire

Franks Signs New Contract With Nottinghamshire
Franks Signs New Contract With Nottinghamshire
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All-rounder Paul Franks has signed a new two-year contract with Nottinghamshire that will keep him at Trent Bridge until the end of the 2012 season.

“It means everything to me to play for Nottinghamshire and I’ve always maintained that I will never leave Trent Bridge of my own accord,” Franks said.

“Paul Johnson was the club captain when I broke into the team here and he set the example by staying at one club for his entire career and that’s something that I’d be proud to achieve.

“Fitness and form willing, I’ve got at least five more years in the game and I want to spend that time with Notts.

“I have had to bide my time and wait patiently for a regular place in the team but I’ve got the backing of the coach and the captain and that has allowed me to focus on my own performances and make contributions,” he added.

“We’re challenging for silverware on three fronts and winning the Championship would be the ultimate accolade because I didn’t play as much as I would have liked when we enjoyed success in 2005.”

Franks has scored 404 runs and taken 29 wickets in the 2010 Championship season.

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