Charlie Shreck has signed a two-year contract extension with Nottinghamshire.
The 30-year-old fast bowler has shown strong form for the county so far and proved a key figure in Notts' climb from promotion to the top of the LV Division One table.
And, according to both the player and director of cricket Mick Newell, the deal will be used as a platform to push for international recognition.
"Charlie has been the mainstay of our bowling attack for five years and I am delighted that he has chosen to commit his future to the club," Newell said.
"I know that his inclusion in the England squad has been discussed very seriously and the opportunity may come his way but his priority is to do well for Notts."
Shreck added: "Ryan Sidebottom had three consecutive 50-wicket seasons at Notts before he got back into the England side and the key for me is to stay fit and take wickets consistently."