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Steve Kirby

Somerset bowler Steve Kirby was reported by umpires Rob Bailey and Nigel Llong for a Level Two breach of the code

The ECB today confirmed that Steve Kirby, Andre Adams and Toby Roland-Jones have received penalties under the ECB’s discipline code.

During the Friends Life t20 match between Somerset and Essex on June 15 2011, Steve Kirby was reported by umpires Rob Bailey and Nigel Llong for a Level Two breach of the code (using language or gesture that is obscene or of a serious insulting nature to another player, umpire, referee, team official or spectator).

Kirby has received three penalty points, which will remain on his record for a period of two years.

During the Second XI Championship match between Nottinghamshire and Warwickshire on June 14-16 2011, Andre Adams was reported by umpires Billy Taylor and Peter McKenzie for a Level One breach of the code (showing dissent at an umpire’s decision by word or action).

During the Second XI Championship match between Middlesex and MCC Young Cricketers on June 15-17 2011, Toby Roland-Jones was reported by umpires Graham Lloyd and Kier Hopley for a Level One breach of the code (bowling an accidental high full-pitched delivery that resulted in being disallowed from bowling further in the innings).

Adams and Roland-Jones have both received reprimands. These penalties will remain on their records for a period of two years. Any further Level One breach during that period will result in an automatic imposition of three penalty points.

The accumulation of nine or more penalty points in any two year period will result in an automatic suspension.