Andre Adams signs two-year Nottinghamshire deal

Nottinghamshire all-rounder Andre Adams has signed an extended contract.

Adams, 35, has been a key man for Notts in all forms of the game and has agreed a deal which keeps him at Trent Bridge until the end of the 2013 season.

The ex-New Zealand star told BBC Radio Nottingham: "It's exciting times and I'm really happy. It's been a great club for me. I enjoy it immensely here.

"I have had a great times and hopefully there are some great memories to come. It wasn't a difficult decision."

He added: "I wanted to give Notts first choice and we managed to get through the process very easily."

Adams, who made his Notts debut in 2007, was the leading wicket taker in the County Championship last season, helping Nottinghamshire to secure their first trophy since 2005.

Director of cricket Mick Newell said: "Andre has been excellent for us and we're very happy.

"He's a winner and a very determined player and we were very keen to give him the opportunity to commit to us as soon as he felt ready to do so."

Newell added: "Andre has an affinity for the club and his reasoning was never about money but about lifestyle and his family.

"We're a better team for having him around."