Fast bowler Darren Pattinson has signed a new two-year contract at Nottinghamshire which will see him stay at the club until the end of the 2012 season.
Pattinson's association with the club extends as far back at 2007, when he suffered an ankle injury while on trial but he returned in 2008, taking eight wickets on his Championship debut against Kent and going on to represent England in a Test match against South Africa at Headingley.
Pattinson took 31 wickets in Nottinghamshire Championship-winning campaign in 2010 and also helped the club reach Twenty20 finals Day with 17 wickets.
“Darren has a good story to tell in that he didn’t play first class cricket until he was 27 and he still managed to forge a career in county cricket and make a Test appearance for England,” Nottinghamshire Director of Cricket Mick Newell said.
“He has proved to be an excellent signing and he is a big part of our plans in all three competitions next season.”
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