Perhaps best known locally for his passionate and energetic performances with the ball for the Bushrangers, Pattinson has quietly forged a respectable career in the English T20 arena.
The veteran quick joins the Melbourne Renegades on a one-year deal ahead of the second KFC T20 Big Bash League season.
His sole Test match came in 2008 with an extraordinary call-up for his country of birth, England, against South Africa at Headingley.
Despite a respectable haul of 2-96, it wasn’t enough to maintain his place in a side that lost the game to the Proteas by 10 wickets.
Since then, Pattinson has forged a reputation as a workhorse and bowling spearhead of Nottinghamshire. From five seasons with the Outlaws, Pattinson has 64 wickets at a tick under 21 in the T20 format.
A die-hard Carlton fan, Pattinson says the thing that makes him most angry in this world is the AFL's new interpretation of the 'holding the ball' rule.