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2022 Fixed Penalty Directive Breaches

Penalties remain on player records 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.

2022 Fixed Penalty Directive Breaches 

6-Point Penalties 

The umpires reported Kirstie Gordon’s conduct during Lightning’s Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Trophy match against Storm on 2 July 2022. The matter was considered by the Match Referee, Will Smith, who determined that the offence was at Level 2 of the ECB Directives: 2 (a) showing serious dissent at an umpire’s decision by word or action. This offence incurs a 6-point penalty as it is the player’s second offence within 24 months.

3-Point Penalties 

The umpires reported Ned Eckersley’s conduct during Durham’s LV= County Championship match against Leicestershire on 14-17 April 2022. The matter was considered by the Match Referee, Phil Whitticase, who determined that the offence was at Level 1 of the ECB Directives: 1 (c) showing dissent at an umpire’s decision by word or action. This offence incurs a 3-point penalty as it is the player’s second offence within 24 months.

The umpires reported Adam Lyth’s conduct during Yorkshire’s LV= County Championship match against Gloucestershire on 14-17 April 2022. The matter was considered by the Match Referee, Dean Cosker, who determined that the offence was at Level 1 of the ECB Directives: 1 (b) wilfully mistreating any part of the cricket ground, equipment or implements used in the match. This offence incurs a 3-point penalty as it is the player’s second offence within 24 months.

The umpires reported Matthew Revis’ conduct during Yorkshire’s LV= County Championship match against Kent on 28th April – 1st May 2022. The matter was considered by the Match Referee, Will Smith, who determined that the offence was at Level 2 of the ECB Directives:  2(d) – throwing the ball at a player, umpire or another person in an inappropriate and dangerous manner. This offence incurs a direct 3-point penalty.

The umpires reported Felix Organ’s conduct during Hampshire’s LV= County Championship match against Yorkshire on 12 – 15 June 2022. The matter was considered by the Match Referee, Simon Hinks, who determined that the offence was at Level 1 of the ECB Directives: 1(c) – showing dissent at an umpire’s decision by word or action. This offence incurs a 3-point penalty as it is the player’s second offence within 24 months.

The umpires reported Paul Coughlin’s conduct during Durham’s LV= County Championship match against Gloucestershire on 12 – 15 June 2022. The matter was considered by the Match Referee, Wayne Noon, who determined that the offence was at Level 1 of the ECB Directives: 1(d) using language that, in the circumstances, is obscene, offensive or insulting. This offence incurs a 3-point penalty as it is the player’s second offence within 24 months.

The umpires reported Carlos Brathwaite’s conduct during Birmingham’s Vitality Blast match against Derbyshire on 19 June 2022. The matter was considered by the Match Referee, Alec Swann, who determined that the offence was at Level 2 of the ECB Directives:  2(d) – throwing the ball at a player, umpire or another person in an inappropriate and dangerous manner. This offence incurs a direct 3-point penalty.

The umpires reported Naveen-ul-Haq’s conduct during Leicestershire’s Vitality Blast match against Northamptonshire on 1 July 2022. The matter was considered by the Match Referee, Jason Swift, who determined that the offence was at Level 1 of the ECB Directives: 1(h) 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. This offence incurs a 3-point penalty as it is the player’s second offence within 24 months.

The umpires reported Chris Benjamin’s conduct during Birmingham’s Vitality Blast match against Hampshire on 7 July 2022. The matter was considered by the Match Referee, Dean Cosker, who determined that the offence was at Level 1 of the ECB Directives: 1 (b) wilfully mistreating any part of the cricket ground, equipment or implements used in the match. This offence incurs a 3-point penalty as it is the player’s second offence within 24 months.

The umpires reported Nick Gubbins’ conduct during Hampshire’s LV= County Championship match against Warwickshire on 11-14 July 2022. The matter was considered by the Match Referee, Steve Davis, who determined that the offence was at Level 1 of the ECB Directives: 1 (b) wilfully mistreating any part of the cricket ground, equipment or implements used in the match. This offence incurs a 3-point penalty as it is the player’s second offence within 24 months.

The umpires reported Jack Leaning’s conduct during Kent’s LV= County Championship match against Lancashire on 25 – 28 July 2022. The matter was considered by the Match Referee, Mike Smith, who determined that the offence was at Level 1 of the ECB Directives: 1(c) – showing dissent at an umpire’s decision by word or action. This offence incurs a 3-point penalty as it is the player’s second offence within 24 months.

The umpires reported Zak Chappell’s conduct during Nottinghamshire’s Second XI Championship match against Derbyshire on 21st – 23rd September 2022. The matter was considered by the Umpires, Naeem Ashraf and W.B. Jones, who determined that the offence was at Level 2 of the ECB Directives: 2(c) – throwing the ball at a player, umpire or another person in an inappropriate and dangerous manner. This offence incurs a direct 3-point penalty.

Reprimands

The umpires reported Jordan Cox’s conduct during Kent’s LV= Insurance County Championship match against Hampshire on 21st – 24th April 2022. The matter was considered by the match referee, Steve Davis, who determined that the offence was at Level 1 of the ECB Directives: 1(c) – showing dissent at an umpire’s decision by word or action. This offence incurs a reprimand.

The umpires reported Cameron Steel’s conduct during Surrey’s Second XI Championship match against Durham on 26th – 29th April 2022. The matter was considered by the Umpires, Surendiran Shanmugam and Raj Patel, who determined that the offence was at Level 1 of the ECB Directives: 1(c) – showing dissent at an umpire’s decision by word or action. This offence incurs a reprimand.

 The umpires reported Dominic Bess’ conduct during Yorkshire’s LV= Insurance County Championship match against Kent on 28th April – 1st May. The matter was considered by the match referee, Will Smith, who determined that the offence was at Level 1 of the ECB Directives: 1(d) using language that, in the circumstances, is obscene, offensive or insulting. This offence incurs a reprimand.

The umpires reported David Lloyd’s conduct during Glamorgan’s LV= Insurance County Championship match against Derbyshire on 28th April - 1st May. The matter was considered by the Match referee, James Whitaker, who determined that the offence was at Level 1 of the ECB Directives: 1(d) using language that, in the circumstances, is obscene, offensive or insulting. This offence incurs a reprimand.

The umpires reported Matthew Carter’s conduct during Nottinghamshire’s Second XI Championship match against Derbyshire on 9th May 2022. The matter was considered by the Umpires, Sue Redfern and R Black, who determined that the offence was at Level 1 of the ECB Directives: 1(b) – Wilfully mistreating any part of the cricket ground, equipment or implements used in the match. This offence incurs a reprimand.

The umpires reported James Weighell’s conduct during Glamorgan’s LV= Insurance County Championship match against Leicestershire on 5th – 8th May 2022. The matter was considered by the Match referee, Mike Smith, who determined that the offence was at Level 1 of the ECB Directives: 1(b) – Wilfully mistreating any part of the cricket ground, equipment or implements used in the match. This offence incurs a reprimand.

The umpires reported Brydon Carse’s conduct during Durham’s LV= Insurance County Championship match against Glamorgan on 12th – 15th May 2022. The matter was considered by the Match referee, Will Smith, who determined that the offence was at Level 1 of the ECB Directives: 1(d) using language that, in the circumstances, is obscene, offensive or insulting. This offence incurs a reprimand.

The umpires reported Billy Root’s conduct during Glamorgan’s LV= Insurance County Championship match against Durham on 12th – 15th May 2022. The matter was considered by the Match referee, Will Smith, who determined that the offence was at Level 1 of the ECB Directives: 1(c) showing dissent at an umpire's decision by word or action. This offence incurs a reprimand.

The umpires reported Michael Neser’s conduct during Glamorgan’s LV= Insurance County Championship match against Durham on 12th – 15th May 2022. The matter was considered by the Match referee, Will Smith, who determined that the offence was at Level 1 of the ECB Directives: 1(c) showing dissent at an umpire's decision by word or action. This offence incurs a reprimand.

The umpires reported Jason Roy’s conduct during Surrey’s Vitality Blast match against Glamorgan on 27th May 2022. The matter was considered by the Match referee, Peter Such, who determined that the offence was at Level 1 of the ECB Directives: 1(b) – Wilfully mistreating any part of the cricket ground, equipment or implements used in the match. This offence incurs a reprimand.

The umpires reported Henry Brookes’ conduct during Warwickshire’s Vitality Blast match against Derbyshire on 27th May 2022. The matter was considered by the Match referee, Wayne Noon, who determined that the offence was at Level 1 of the ECB Directives: 1(h) 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. This offence incurs a reprimand.

The umpires reported Ben Raine’s conduct during Durham’s Vitality Blast match against Northants on 27th May 2022. The matter was considered by the Match referee, Simon Hinks, who determined that the offence was at Level 1 of the ECB Directives: 1(h) 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. This offence incurs a reprimand.

The umpires reported Danielle Collins’ conduct during Thunder’s Charlotte Edwards Cup match against Diamonds on 29th May 2022. The matter was considered by the Match referee, Will Smith, who determined that the offence was at Level 1 of the ECB Directives: 1(c) showing dissent at an umpire's decision by word or action. This offence incurs a reprimand.

The umpires reported Marie Kelly’s conduct during Lightning’s Charlotte Edwards Cup match against Thunder on 3rd June 2022. The matter was considered by the Match referee, Stuart Cummings, who determined that the offence was at Level 1 of the ECB Directives: 1(h) 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. This offence incurs a reprimand.

The umpires reported Chris Benjamin’s conduct during Birmingham’s Vitality Blast match against Nottinghamshire on 5th June 2022. The matter was considered by the Match referee, Phil Whitticase, who determined that the offence was at Level 1 of the ECB Directives: 1(c) showing dissent at an umpire's decision by word or action. This offence incurs a reprimand.

The umpires reported Ben Sanderson’s conduct during Northamptonshire’s Vitality Blast match against Derbyshire on 7th June 2022. The matter was considered by the Match referee, Jason Swift, who determined that the offence was at Level 1 of the ECB Directives: 1(c) showing dissent at an umpire's decision by word or action. This offence incurs a reprimand.

The umpires reported Colin Munro’s conduct during Worcestershire’s Vitality Blast match against Derbyshire on 10th June 2022. The matter was considered by the Match referee, Will Smith, who determined that the offence was at Level 1 of the ECB Directives: 1(c) showing dissent at an umpire's decision by word or action. This offence incurs a reprimand.

The umpires reported Dane Vilas’ conduct during Lancashire’s LV= Insurance County Championship match against Warwickshire on 12th - 15th June 2022. The matter was considered by the Match referee, Stuart Cummings, who determined that the offence was at Level 1 of the ECB Directives: 1(c) showing dissent at an umpire's decision by word or action. This offence incurs a reprimand.

The umpires reported Mohammad Rizwan’s conduct during Sussex’s Vitality Blast match against Essex on 17th June 2022. The matter was considered by the Match referee, Steve Davis, who determined that the offence was at Level 1 of the ECB Directives: 1(c) showing dissent at an umpire's decision by word or action. This offence incurs a reprimand.

The umpires reported Tymal Mills’ conduct during Sussex’s Vitality Blast match against Essex on 17th June 2022. The matter was considered by the Match referee, Steve Davis, who determined that the offence was at Level 1 of the ECB Directives: 1(h) 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. This offence incurs a reprimand.

The umpires reported Moeen Ali’s conduct during Worcestershire's Vitality Blast match against Birmingham on 24th June 2022. The matter was considered by the Match referee Dean Cosker, who determined that the offence was at Level 1 of the ECB Directives: 1(b) – Wilfully mistreating any part of the cricket ground, equipment or implements used in the match. This offence incurs a reprimand.

The umpires reported Ben Brown’s conduct during Hampshire’s LV= Insurance County Championship match against Essex on 26th – 29th June 2022. The matter was considered by the Match Referee Peter Such, who determined that the offence was at Level 1 of the ECB Directives: 1(c) showing dissent at an umpire's decision by word or action. This offence incurs a reprimand.

The umpires reported Zafar Gohar’s conduct during Gloucestershire’s LV= Insurance County Championship match against Lancashire on 26th – 29th June 2022. The matter was considered by the Match Referee Steve Davis, who determined that the offence was at Level 1 of the ECB Directives: 1(b) – Wilfully mistreating any part of the cricket ground, equipment or implements used in the match. This offence incurs a reprimand.

The umpires reported Max Holden’s conduct during Middlesex’s LV= Insurance County Championship match against Nottinghamshire on 26th -  29th June 2022. The matter was considered by the Match Referee James Whitaker, who determined that the offence was at Level 1 of the ECB Directives: 1(c) showing dissent at an umpire's decision by word or action. This offence incurs a reprimand.

The umpires reported Aaron Lilley’s conduct during Leicestershire’s Vitality Blast match against Northamptonshire on 1st July 2022. The matter was considered by the Match Referee James Whitaker, who determined that the offence was at Level 1 of the ECB Directives: 1(i)        any other misconduct, the nature of which is, in the opinion of the umpires, equivalent to a Level 1 offence. This offence incurs a reprimand.

The umpires reported Deandra Dottin’s conduct during Thunder’s Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Trophy match against Lightning on 9th July 2022. The matter was considered by the Match referee, Mike Smith, who determined that the offence was at Level 1 of the ECB Directives: 1(c) showing dissent at an umpire's decision by word or action. This offence incurs a reprimand.

The umpires reported Holly Armitage’s conduct during Northern Diamonds’ Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Trophy match against Sunrisers on 9th July 2022. The matter was considered by the Match referee, James Whitaker, who determined that the offence was at Level 1 of the ECB Directives: 1(c) showing dissent at an umpire's decision by word or action. This offence incurs a reprimand.

The umpires reported Joe Cracknell’s conduct during Middlesex’s Second XI Championship match against Sussex on 11th – 14th July 2022. The matter was considered by the Umpires, David Gower and John Flatley, who determined that the offence was at Level 1 of the ECB Directives: 1(c) – showing dissent at an umpire’s decision by word or action. This offence incurs a reprimand.

The umpires reported Nick Gubbins’ conduct during Hampshire’s LV= Insurance County Championship match against Warwickshire on 11th – 14th July 2022. The matter was considered by the Match referee, Steve Davis, who determined that the offence was at Level 1 of the ECB Directives: 1(b) – Wilfully mistreating any part of the cricket ground, equipment or implements used in the match. This offence incurs a reprimand.

The umpires reported Luke Wells’ conduct during Lancashire’s LV= Insurance County Championship match against Northamptonshire on 19th – 22nd July 2022. The matter was considered by the Match referee, Wayne Noon, who determined that the offence was at Level 1 of the ECB Directives: 1(d) using language that, in the circumstances, is obscene, offensive or insulting. This offence incurs a reprimand.

The umpires reported Jack Leaning’s conduct during Kent’s LV= Insurance County Championship match against Warwickshire on 19th – 22nd July 2022. The matter was considered by the Match referee, Dean Cosker, who determined that the offence was at Level 1 of the ECB Directives: 1(b) – Wilfully mistreating any part of the cricket ground, equipment or implements used in the match. This offence incurs a reprimand.

The umpires reported Leus du Plooy’s conduct during Derbyshire’s LV= Insurance County Championship match against Nottinghamshire on 19th – 22nd July 2022. The matter was considered by the Match referee, Alec Swann, who determined that the offence was at Level 1 of the ECB Directives: 1(i)   any other misconduct, the nature of which is, in the opinion of the umpires, equivalent to a Level 1 offence. This offence incurs a reprimand.

The umpires reported Matthew Waite’s conduct during Yorkshire’s Royal London Cup match against Worcestershire on 7th August 2022. The matter was considered by the Match referee, Will Smith, who determined that the offence was at Level 1 of the ECB Directives: 1(b) – Wilfully mistreating any part of the cricket ground, equipment or implements used in the match. This offence incurs a reprimand.

The umpires reported Rob Keogh’s conduct during Northamptonshire’s Royal London Cup match against Essex on 7th August 2022. The matter was considered by the Match referee, Alec Swann, who determined that the offence was at Level 1 of the ECB Directives: 1(c) showing dissent at an umpire's decision by word or action. This offence incurs a reprimand.

The umpires reported Nick Kimber’s conduct during Surrey’s Royal London Cup match against Warwickshire on 7th August 2022. The matter was considered by the Match Referee, Jason Swift, who determined that the offence was at Level 1 of the ECB Directives: 1(b) – Wilfully mistreating any part of the cricket ground, equipment or implements used in the match. This offence incurs a reprimand.

The umpires reported Navdeep Saini’s conduct during Kent’s Royal London Cup match against Essex on 11th August 2022. The matter was considered by the Match Referee, Peter Such, who determined that the offence was at Level 1 of the ECB Directives: 1(h) 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. This offence incurs a reprimand.

The umpires reported Marizanne Kapp’s conduct during Oval Invincibles’ match in the Women’s Hundred against Southern Brave on 14th August 2022. The matter was considered by the Match Referee, Helen Pack, who determined that the offence was at Level 1 of the ECB Directives: 1(b) – Wilfully mistreating any part of the cricket ground, equipment or implements used in the match. This offence incurs a reprimand.

The umpires reported Katherine Brunt’s conduct during Trent Rockets’ match in the Women’s Hundred against Oval Invincibles on 17th August 2022. The matter was considered by the Match Referee, James Whitaker, who determined that the offence was at Level 1 of the ECB Directives: 1(b) – Wilfully mistreating any part of the cricket ground, equipment or implements used in the match. This offence incurs a reprimand.

The umpires reported Luke Wood’s conduct during Trent Rockets’ match in the Men’s Hundred against Welsh Fire on 29th August 2022. The matter was considered by the Match Referee, Simon Hinks, who determined that the offence was at Level 1 of the ECB Directives: 1(h) 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. This offence incurs a reprimand.

The umpires reported Dan Ibrahim’s conduct during Sussex’s Second XI Championship match against Hampshire on 30th August -  1st September 2022. The matter was considered by the Umpires, Surendiran Shanmugam and John Flatley, who determined that the offence was at Level 1 of the ECB Directives: 1(c) – showing dissent at an umpire’s decision by word or action. This offence incurs a reprimand.

The umpires reported Abigail Freeborn’s conduct during Central Sparks’ Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Trophy match against South-East Stars on 12th September 2022. The matter was considered by the Match Referee, Helen Pack, who determined that the offence was at Level 1 of the ECB Directives: 1(c) showing dissent at an umpire's decision by word or action. This offence incurs a reprimand.

The umpires reported Emily Arlott’s conduct during Central Sparks’ Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Trophy match against South-East Stars on 12th September 2022. The matter was considered by the Match Referee, Helen Pack, who determined that the offence was at Level 1 of the ECB Directives: 1(h) 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. This offence incurs a reprimand.

The umpires reported Leah Dobson’s conduct during Northern Diamonds’ Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Trophy match against Southern Vipers on 17th September 2022. The matter was considered by the Match Referee, James Whitaker, who determined that the offence was at Level 1 of the ECB Directives: 1(c) showing dissent at an umpire's decision by word or action. This offence incurs a reprimand.

The umpires reported Rehan Ahmed’s conduct during Leicestershire’s LV= Insurance County Championship match against Derbyshire on 26th – 29th September 2022. The matter was considered by the Match referee, Jason Swift, who determined that the offence was at Level 1 of the ECB Directives: 1(b) – Wilfully mistreating any part of the cricket ground, equipment or implements used in the match. This offence incurs a reprimand.