Hussey to return to Notts
Nottinghamshire have lured Australia batsman David Hussey back to the club for the 2010 season.
The 32-year-old, who has played 23 one-day internationals for Australia, spent four seasons at Trent Bridge club from 2004 - and helped them to the 2005 County Championship title.
Hussey did not re-sign last season after agreeing an Indian Premier League deal with Kolkata Knight Riders, although he did enjoy a successful five-week stint midway through the summer as a replacement for overseas player Adam Voges.
The Victoria batsman scored two hundreds and a 50 in three LV County Championship matches in that spell, and an unbeaten 120 in the NatWest Pro40 game against Somerset.
"David is a proven match-winner in all forms of the game and he has made a big impact whenever he has been available to us," said Nottinghamshire director of cricket Mick Newell.
"He was our number one target and he is always keen to play for us when his commitments allow. He'll lead our batting, and we couldn't ask for a better or more dominant player to do that for us."
Hussey is pleased to rejoin the county on a full-season deal, although he may miss the start of next summer because of his IPL commitments.
"Nottingham is like a second home to me, and I'm thrilled to be invited back again," he said.
"Fortunately I should be available for most of the season this year and I'm looking forward to seeing what changes have been put in place.
"I just hope it will be a hugely successful one for us."