Full name Craig Overton
Born April 10, 1994, Barnstaple, Devon
Current age 21 years 145 days
Major teams Devon, Devon Under-11s, Devon Under-13s, Devon Under-15s, Devon Under-17s, Devon Under-19s, Devon Under-21s, England Lions, England Under-19s, Somerset, Somerset 2nd XI
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
Education West Buckland School
Relation Twin brother - J Overton
|First-class debut||Somerset v Lancashire at Taunton, Apr 26-29, 2012 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Somerset v Worcestershire at Taunton, Aug 21-24, 2015 scorecard|
|List A debut||Durham v Somerset at Chester-le-Street, May 13, 2012 scorecard|
|Last List A||Somerset v Surrey at Taunton, Aug 17, 2015 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Somerset v Kent at Taunton, May 23, 2014 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Hampshire v Somerset at Southampton, Jul 23, 2015 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|1/59||Somerset||v Worcs||Taunton||21 Aug 2015||FC|
|3/37, 40*||Somerset||v Surrey||Taunton||17 Aug 2015||LA|
|2/19||Somerset||v Yorkshire||Scarborough||5 Aug 2015||LA|
|3, 1/39||Somerset||v Northants||Northampton||3 Aug 2015||LA|
|8, 3/54||Somerset||v Worcs||Taunton||31 Jul 2015||LA|
|49, 1/73||Somerset||v Durham||Taunton||29 Jul 2015||LA|
|2/28, 0||Somerset||v Derbyshire||Taunton||26 Jul 2015||LA|
|1/40, 13||Somerset||v Hampshire||Southampton||23 Jul 2015||T20|
|51, 6/74, 9, 1/12||Somerset||v Warwickshire||Birmingham||18 Jul 2015||FC|
|1/55, 53*, 0/32||Somerset||v Sussex||Taunton||5 Jul 2015||FC|
The older of the Overton twins - he was born three minutes before Jamie - Craig made his way into first-class cricket a month earlier and looks to be the more polished cricketer of the pair. Although lacking some of the speed of Jamie, Craig still generates decent pace from a high action that faintly evokes Stuart Broad and appears to have to have the technique and temperament to bowl a consistently probing line and length.
Both represented Devon in age-group cricket before graduating to Somerset and the England U19 set-up in early 2012. Craig played seven Championship matches that summer, winning a place at the U19 World Cup and then the Lions tour to Australia in early 2013. While a stress fracture of the back ruined his 2013 season, he was named in the ECB Potential Emerging Player Programme in South Africa at the start of 2014 and the Lions tour to South Africa the following winter. In between times, he enjoyed a fine season with 42 first-class wickets at 28.52 apiece, including a maiden five-wicket haul - 5-63 - against Durham.
He can bat, too. An innings of 86 against Sussex in 2014 was followed by 99 against Lancashire.
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