Chris Read extends Nottinghamshire contract

Chris Read
Chris Read made 15 Test appearances and played 36 ODIs for England between 1999 and 2007

Wicketkeeper and Championship captain Chris Read has signed a new deal which will keep him at Nottinghamshire until the end of the 2016 season.

The 36-year-old, who stood down as one-day skipper last season, rediscovered his form with the bat in the four-day game last term, scoring 877 runs at an average of 43.85 and taking 54 catches.

"At this stage in my career I do take it year by year," Read said.

"But I'd like to play on for the next two seasons as a bare minimum."

Read has kept wicket for Notts in all formats of the game since 1998 and has scored a total of 14,191 first-class runs.

Director of cricket Mick Newell said: "He's a key player for us and still leads the way in his approach to matches and training.

"He has a lot of cricket left in him and I fully expect him to sign a further extension when the time is right."