James Pattinson of Australia appeals for the wicket of Brendon McCullum of New Zealand during day three of the Test match between New Zealand and Australia at Hagley Oval on February 22, 2016 in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Cricket Victoria and fast bowler James Pattinson have decided to mutually part ways ahead of the upcoming Summer of Cricket.

The 32-year-old is eager to spend more time with his family after a long English Cricketing Summer playing for Nottinghamshire in County Cricket.

Pattinson made his domestic debut in 2008/2009 and it wouldn't be long before he was donning the famous Baggy Green in December 2011 against New Zealand at The Gabba.

He would instantly make an impression blistering the New Zealand batting lineup taking career best figures of 5/27 in the second innings before claiming another five-wicket haul in the second test in Hobart.

Unfortunately, injuries would take a toll on him including a back injury which required spinal fusion surgery in 2017.

Pattinson announced his retirement last October after playing 21 tests taking 81 wickets including five four-wicket hauls, and featuring in 15 ODIs and 3 T20s.

He says the decision to not play for his State was a difficult one.

"This decision has been a really difficult one for me given how much I love playing for Victoria and have given it my all for the last 14 years," Pattinson said via Cricket Victoria's website.

"After the birth of our second child and my now well-documented injuries in recent years, it's the right time to take a break from the game. I owe it to my teammates and myself and at the moment it's clear I need the rest. It will also allow me to spend more time at home with our daughters.

"Some of my fondest memories playing cricket have been for Victoria, the success we've had and friendships I've made. The fire still burns deep but I'm also honest about where I'm at."

Pattinson was part of three winning Sheffield Shield Titles for Victoria in 2014/2015, 2016/2017 and 2018/2019.