Surrey seamer Matthew Nicholson has announced his retirement from Australian first-class cricket.
The 33-year-old former Northamptonshire bowler played his final match for New South Wales against South Australia at the weekend.
He has taken 395 wickets at 29.17 in 115 first-class matches to date, adding 2,805 runs with the bat at an average of 21.91.
Nicholson spearheaded the Brown Caps' attack last season, taking 44 wickets at 29.29, and he will return to the Oval again as cover for the club's main overseas signing, Mohammad Asif.
Surrey skipper Mark Butcher told the club's website: "Matt fitted in extremely well last season and led our attack in all forms of cricket.
"He is well liked by all of the guys and I have no doubt that he'll play a key role for us again this year."
Nicholson is expected to help out with the coaching this season, with Surrey set to open up the LV County Championship campaign against Lancashire on 16 April.