'He was plumb': Patto explains ECB sanction

Australia speedster tearing up the county scene admits he "went on a bit too long" after being reprimanded by England board

Australia tearaway James Pattinson has revealed how a battle with a former England Test batsman led to him being disciplined by the England and Wales Cricket Board.

Pattinson continued his terrific first-class form for Nottinghamshire last week, claiming five wickets against Durham to take his tally to 13 wickets from his first two County Championship matches.

But the fiery paceman's antics earnt him a slap on the wrist from the ECB, who reprimanded him for "excessive appealing", a level one breach of the governing body's code.

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"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," an ECB statement read.

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Pattinson explained the incident on Thursday, admitting he'd carried on after being denied an lbw shout against ex-England batsman Paul Collingwood.    

"I had Collingwood plumb lbw and the umpire gave it not out," the 26-year-old told Melbourne radio station RSN to laughter from the hosts.

"I went on a bit too long. 

"I think in county cricket you don't get away with as much as you do back home.

"It's a bit more strict so I better pull my head in a bit more."

Pattinson accounted for Collingwood in Durham's first-innings, the right-hander edging to Riki Wessels at first slip who reeled in a superb one-handed catch.

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The paceman appeared delighted with the breakthrough, waving his finger and getting up-close to the dejected Durham skipper as he made his way off the ground. 

Nottinghamshire coach Peter Moores praised Pattinson, who's also struck back-to-back half-centuries in his two matches for the county, for his competitiveness and suggested his passionate approach is winning him plenty of fans at Trent Bridge.

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"I really like Jimmy's approach. He gives his all," Moores told the Nottinghamshire Post.

"A (Nottinghamshire) member stopped me to say they love that they can see he's doing that.

"To bowl fast sometimes you have to connect to the moment you're in. He connects to the moment with bat and ball.

"Sport is about emotion and if it's sanitised it wouldn't be much fun. It would be pretty boring.

"We aren't trying to get in people's faces. We want to be up for it and ready to have a go."

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After going top of the Division Two ladder with their nine-wicket win over Durham, Nottinghamshire begin their next four-day game at home to Sussex on Friday.

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