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COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION 2

Pattinson cops reprimand from ECB

19 April 2017

Pattinson has started the County season in impressive form // Getty

Australia quick falls foul of ECB's discipline commission for 'excessive appealing' during Notts win over Durham

Australia paceman James Pattinson has received a reprimand from the ECB for "excessive appealing" following his Nottinghamshire side's County Championship Division Two win over Durham on Monday.

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Pattinson, who has carried on his outstanding Sheffield Shield form with Notts in the early stages of the northern summer, took five wickets for the match and made 59 with the bat to be a key figure in the nine-wicket win at Chester-le-Street. 

However, the Victorian's fiery demeanour was frowned upon by umpires Peter Hartley and Alex Wharf, who reported him for what they deemed to be over-the-top histrionics.

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"The Cricket Liaison Officer, Phil Whitticase, determined that Pattinson had committed a Level 1 breach of the code (excessive appealing)," read a statement from the ECB.

"The penalty for this offence is a reprimand.

"This penalty will remain on his record for a period of two years and the accumulation of nine or more penalty points in any two year period will result in an automatic suspension."

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Pattinson was a standout for Notts in his first appearance of the season, taking 3-55 and 5-29, and scoring 89 not out to make an instant impression at the Trent Bridge based club. 

It carried on his outstanding Shield form from the Australian summer, after he returned from a long layoff due to injuries and promptly claimed 24 wickets in five matches. 

“He's a bit more experienced now so I think he's bowling better than ever," Bushrangers captain Cameron White said last month.

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“I think he understands what he needs to do and I think he's taken a lot of ownership of his rehab and his bowling action."

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