James Pattinson rejoins Nottinghamshire for 2022 season

Retired Australian bowler James Pattinson is set to return to Nottinghamshire for the third time after he signed an all-format deal for the 2022 season.

After representing Nottinghamshire in the two seasons he’ll be returning to Trent Bridge for his third stint as confirmed by the club. He bagged 40 wickets at an average of 15.52 in county cricket in 2017 and 2019.

“Trent Bridge felt like home from the moment I first stepped through the gates. To arrive here and be met by a group of guys that made me so welcome from minute dot was pretty special, and I’m looking forward to getting back amongst them again,” said James Pattinson on his return to the club.

“The family link with Darren having done what he did in Nottingham a few years back, and with Dad having played football at junior level for Forest, made it feel like an authentic fit for me right from the off. I knew straight away that I’d found a county I could be really passionate about representing. The bowling group did some special things last season. Hopefully, I can add something to that and help the club enjoy some success in the coming years,” he added.

Pattinson is keen to deliver his best as soon as he gets the chance to represent the Nottingham-based Club.

“Once I get that badge back on my chest and the ball in my hand, there’ll be no backward steps taken for sure. It’ll be a case of ripping into the season and giving it everything to win matches for the club,” he concluded.

Peter Moores, Nottinghamshire’s head coach said: “We first recruited James in 2017 because we believed he possessed the two qualities you always look for in an overseas signing: tremendous pedigree and the desire to commit fully to life at the club. In both respects, he proved to be everything we wanted and more, both with his performances on the field and the mark he left on us all as a character and a competitor, so we’re all really looking forward to welcoming him back over here. Our bowling attack did great things in 2021, and the way to build on that is by going again and trying to get even better. Jimmy will add a new dimension with his pace, hostility, and experience. He’s someone our young players can benefit from spending time with and he adds more depth and quality to our bowling group, which we know is really important.”

Recently, Pattinson announced his retirement from international cricket in October 2021. He played 21 Tests and 19 ODIs since his debut in 2011 and took 81 wickets at 26.33 with a best of 5 for 27 in Australia’s 14 run defeat at Trent Bridge.

Vaibhav Tripathi
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