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Anderson has to pay his fine within a fortnight
England pace bowler James Anderson has been fined £265 for speeding after doing 58mph in a 50mph zone in Cheshire in April.
Anderson, who was driving his Jaguar, was also made to pay £35 in costs and a victim surcharge of £26.
He must pay all of his fines within a fortnight.
Anderson was sent a fixed penalty note by post, but failed to pay it.
The pace bowler was even offered the chance to take a speed awareness course, but refused to do so since he was “away doing other things”.
The 31-year-old was not present at the Stockport Magistrates court on Thursday since he is currently in the Land Down Under with the rest of the England Ashes squad.
It is understood that Anderson pleaded guilty to the charge through his lawyer Barry Warburton.
“I apologise for him not being here – he is on duty in Australia in his role as a professional cricketer,” Warburton said. “He has got six points on his licence, both fixed penalties from 2011, and as you have heard he was offered a fixed penalty and offered the speed awareness course in this case.”
When asked why Anderson didn’t just pay the fine when he received the speeding ticket, Warburton said: “I guess he was away doing other things. He certainly identified himself immediately as the driver of the vehicle.”
Warburton also revealed that he had been unable to complete the paperwork on Anderson’s income since he is in Australia.
“I can tell you, after speaking to his agent, that he has a disposable income in excess of £450 per week,” Warburton said.