James Pattinson’s arrival at Trent Bridge meant the Pattinsons became the 28th pair of brothers to represent Nottinghamshire in first class cricket.

James’ elder sibling Darren was with the county from 2008 to 2012, playing in 40 first class matches and helping pick up a championship pennant in 2010.

The Pattinson’s are following hard in the footsteps of Samit and Akhil Patel and Andrew and Matthew Carter, who have been on the books in the last few years.

Nottinghamshire’s new recruit is an Australian Test bowler, having made his debut against New Zealand in 2011

The significance of the selection meant that for the first time in more than a century, two brothers had represented different countries in Tests as Darren, born in Grimsby, had played one Test for England in 2008.

The only previous occasion when Notts could lay claim to Test-playing brothers was when George and John Gunn were on the staff.

George played 15 Tests between 1907 and 1930, with John having played six times between 1901 and 1905.

On two occasions, with the McIntyres and the Parr’s, Notts have actually had three brothers who have played for them, although at no stage did they all appear in the same match together.

The full list of brothers to have represented Notts is:

George and Henry Anthony

Thomas & Billy Barnes

Augustus & Edward Bateman

John & Thomas Brown

Fred & Robert Butler

Andrew & Matt Carter

Arthur & Harry Cursham

Chris & John Curzon

Charles & Richard Daft

Kevin & Russell Evans

Benjamin & William Flint

John & Robert Gibson

George & John Gunn

Albert & James Iremonger

Sam & Tom Lowe

Martin, Michael & William McIntyre

Edwin & John Mills

John & William Oscroft

George, Henry, Samuel Parr

Akhil & Samit Patel

Darren & James Pattinson

Albert & Wilfred Payton

Walter Price & Alfred Price

Kevin & Mark Saxelby

Arthur & Sam Staples

Francis & Cris Tinley

Noel & Robert Turner

Harry & Robert Winrow


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