ECB reprimand for Overton
Rising Somerset star Jamie Overton has been reprimanded for dangerous bowling against Nottinghamshire last month.
The young fast bowler was warned for bowling a beamer at David Hussey, which earned him an automatic warning from umpires Nigel Llong and Michael Gough.
He then bowled two successive bouncers at Michael Lumb, and was removed from the attack by the umpires and was unable to bowl for the rest of the innings.
Overton's censure from the ECB is a minor one and does not come with any penalty points, of which nine in a two-year period lead to a ban.
An ECB statement read: "During Somerset's LV= County Championship match against Nottinghamshire on 24th - 27th September 2013, 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."
Overton's otherwise-excellent performances this season have seen him selected as part of the England Performance Programme squad this winter.