County news August 27, 2009

Three players given reprimands

Cricinfo staff

Scott Newman, Ed Joyce and Kyle Hogg have received reprimands under the ECB's discipline code.

Newman, currently on loan with Nottinghamshire, was reported by umpires Richard Illingworth and Peter Hartley for a level one breach which covers abuse of cricket ground, equipment or fixtures and fittings when he swiped at his stumps following his dismissal against Sussex. From the same match Joyce was also reported for showing dissent.

Hogg's reprimand comes following an incident in Lancashire's Pro40 match against Leicestershire on August 23 when he was reported by Peter Willey and Mark Benson for a level one breach of the code.

The reprimands remain on the players' record for two years and any further level one breach during that period will result in an automatic imposition of three penalty points.