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Darren Pattinson

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Full Name: Darren John Pattinson
Born: August 2 1978 , Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England
County: Nottinghamshire
Other teams: Victoria, England
Test debut: England v South Africa at Leeds, Jul 18-21, 2008
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm fast-medium


Destined to be a one-Test wonder, Pattinson exploded on to the scene in 2008 and, subsequently, was a surprise inclusion as England faced South Africa at Headingley. Being picked came as a particular shock given he had only played 11 first-class matches; it was clearly unexpected for Pattinson, who had planned to take his children to Alton Towers. After a return of two wickets for 96 runs in favourable conditions, his name has rarely been mentioned since. The Australian has enjoyed consistent success for Nottinghamshire, though, and averaged 26.47 with the ball in 2011, albeit having pl...

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