Australian cricketer James Pattinson pinged for excessive appealing in county cricket
Australian test quick James Pattinson admits he may have overdone it when he was denied an lbw and later given a slap on the wrist for excessive appealing.
The 26-year-old was reported by umpires Peter Hartley and Alex Wharf during Nottinghamshire's County Championship match against Durham last week.
The England and Wales Cricket Board's Cricket Discipline Commission reprimanded Pattinson for excessive appealing, determining he had committed a level one breach of the code.
"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.
Pattinson admitted he'd carried on a bit too much after he was denied an lbw against ex-England batsman Paul Collingwood.
"I had Collingwood plumb lbw and the umpire gave it not out," the 26-year-old joked with RSN radio hosts on Thursday.
"I went on a bit too long."
"I think in country 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."
Nottinghamshire signed Pattinson in March as overseas replacement for fellow Australian seamer Peter Siddle, who was unable to complete his Trent Bridge stint due to a back injury.
CHAMPIONS TROPHY CALL-UP
It was an up-and-down day for Pattinson who had the thrill of being named in the Australian squad for the ICC Champions Trophy in the United Kingdom in June.
Fast bowlers Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins, Pattinson and John Hastings have all been included in the pace-loaded 15-man squad.
Mitchell and Shaun Marsh, James Faulkner, Usman Khawaja, George Bailey and Peter Handscomb are notable absentees, while injured batsman Chris Lynn has made the cut for the June 1-18 tournament.
Australia: Steve Smith (capt), David Warner (vice-capt), Pat Cummins, Aaron Finch, John Hastings, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, James Pattinson, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, Adam Zampa.