Wednesday 18 August 2010 

Swann Signs Contract Extension At Nottinghamshire

Swann Signs Contract Extension At Nottinghamshire
Swann Signs Contract Extension At Nottinghamshire
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England international off-spinner Graeme Swann has signed a two-year contract extension that will see him remain a Nottinghamshire player until the end of the 2012 season.

Swann signed for Nottinghamshire in 2006, going on to become an established member of England's squad in all three forms of the game.

"Six years ago I felt that Graeme was the best one day bowler in the country but he wasn’t fulfilling his potential,” Director of Cricket Mick Newell said.

“It was clear that he always had the talent and now he’s applied it and surpassed my expectations with his achievements over the past two years.

“I fully expect him to remain centrally contracted by England during the term of this new deal but he is a player that every county would want on their books and I’m sure he’ll continue to make positive contributions for us whenever he’s available.

“Our dressing room is a better place for having him around and I’m pleased that he sees his future at Trent Bridge.”

Swann has taken 143 first-class wickets for Nottinghamshire, in addition to 67 in one-day cricket and 38 in Twenty20 cricket, also scoring 3,204 runs in all competitions for the club.

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