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James Pattinson announces his departure from Nottinghamshire

James Pattinson during nets
James Pattinson during nets
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James Pattinson, the Australian fast bowler, has been released from the remainder of his Nottinghamshire contract at his own request. 

The 32-year-old, who has taken 73 First-Class wickets at 21.71 across three spells with the Green and Golds, explained that he came to the decision for a combination of fitness and family reasons.

“After having another child recently, I’m keen to be there and provide support and I think the best place to do that is back in Australia,” said Pattinson.

“Also, my body has really struggled with getting through the county season, so I just really need to give it a break.

“I wish Notts all the very best for the rest of the season and really hope we can take out the second division title.”

Pattinson signed for his third spell with the Green and Golds ahead of the 2022 campaign having previously removed himself from contention for international selection with Australia.

He departs Trent Bridge with Peter Moores’ men positioned at the summit of LV= Insurance County Championship Division Two and having contributed 33 dismissals across eight appearances.

“We’re all really sorry that Jimmy won’t be involved in these last few games,” said the Nottinghamshire Head Coach. “But it’s a decision he’s made that’s right for him, and one we respect completely, so we wish Jimmy and his family well.

“Meanwhile, we are confident that, with the depth we have in our bowling unit, we can continue the work that he’s been such a key part of during the season so far.”