James Pattinson returns to Nottinghamshire for the 2022 season

The former Australian quickly retired from internationals ahead of the Ashes series

James Pattinson returns to Nottinghamshire for the 2022 season

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James Pattinson has signed a county deal with Nottinghamshire and there has been much speculation.
James Pattinson, the fast bowler from Australia who retired from international cricket on the eve of the Ashes, will start a third stint with Nottinghamshire after signing an all-format deal for the 2022 season.
Pattinson is a UK passport holder but was registered as a foreign player, having previously spent parts of the 2017 and 2019 seasons in the county and won 40 first-class wickets at 15.52.
Trent Bridge felt right at home from the moment I stepped through the gates," said Pattinson.
“Once I have that badge back on my chest and the ball in my hand, there will be no regression for sure. It will be about getting into the season and giving it your all to win games for the club. "
Pattinson's older brother Darren helped Notts win the title in 2010, the last time they won the County Championship trophy.
He joins an already strong bowling unit that includes Luke Fletcher, Dane Paterson, Jake Ball, Brett Hutton and when available Stuart Broad from England.
He played in ten games as Notts won the Royal London Cup, conceded 13 wickets in the tournament and set the winning streak against Surrey at Lord's, then returned for a brief stint in 2019.
"We first recruited James in 2017 because we felt he possessed the two qualities you always look for in a transfer abroad: a great pedigree and a desire to dedicate himself fully to life at the club" , said Peter Moores, 
"On both counts he has proven he is everything we wanted and more, both with his performances on the field and the mark he left on all of us as a character and as a competitor, so we are all delighted very much looking forward to welcoming him back here.
“Our bowling attack did great things in 2021 and the way to build on that is to go again and try to be even better.
“Jimmy will add a new dimension with his pace, hostility and experience. He's someone our young players can hang out with and he brings more depth and quality to our bowling group, which we know is really important."