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Newman and Godleman reprimanded

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The England and Wales Cricket Board have today confirmed that two cricketers have received penalties under the ECB’s discipline code.

Following an incident in the LV= County Championship Division Two between Surrey and Middlesex on May 6-9, Scott Newman was reported by umpires Jeff Evans and David Millns for a Level Two breach of the code (inappropriate and deliberate physical contact between players in the course of play).

Surrey batsman Newman has received three penalty points, which will remain on his record for a period of two years. The accumulation of nine or more penalty points in any two-year period will result in an automatic suspension.

Following the same incident, Middlesex’s Billy Godleman was reported for a Level One breach of the code (using language that is obscene, offensive or insulting and/or making an obscene gesture) and has received a reprimand.

This penalty remains on Godleman’s record for a period of two years. Any further Level One breach during that period will result in an automatic imposition of three penalty points.

For further information, please contact the ECB Communications Department on 020 7432 1200.