Somerset's Overton given ECB reprimand
Somerset bowler Jamie Overton has been issued with a reprimand by the England and Wales Cricket Board for an incident that saw him removed from the attack against Nottinghamshire last month.
Overton, who is part of England's performance programme squad to tour Australia in the winter, was prevented from bowling for the remainder of the Nottinghamshire innings in the final game of the County Championship season after delivering a beamer at David Hussey and two successive bouncers at Michael Lumb.
The beamer earned 19-year-old Overton an automatic warning, and when he overused the short ball to Lumb umpires Nigel Llong and Michael Gough removed him from the attack midway through his 11th over.
Overton's censure is a minor one and does not come with any penalty points, of which nine in a two-year period lead to a ban.
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An ECB statement read: "During Somerset's LV= County Championship match against Nottinghamshire Overton was reported by umpires Nigel Llong and Michael Gough for a Level One breach of the code [bowling a fast short pitched ball and/or accidental high full pitched ball that results in the bowler being disallowed from bowling any further in that innings].
"The penalty for this offence is a reprimand. This penalty will remain on his record for a period of two years."