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Craig Overton banned from Somerset survival match

Sep 18, 2015: Craig Overton has received an automatic two-match suspension after an ECB cricket discipline commission examined a ditsurbing disciplinary record which has brought three umpiring reports in a single season

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Somerset v Surrey, Royal London Cup, Group A, Taunton

Brotherly battle goes Overton way

Aug 17, 2015: The Overton twins shared six wickets as Somerset turned over Group A leaders Surrey with a three-wicket Royal London Cup win in front of a 5,500 Taunton crowd


Warwickshire v Somerset, LV= Championship, Division One, Edgbaston, 1st day

Patel's five gives Warwickshire early advantage

Jul 18, 2015: Warwickshire spinner Jeetan Patel secured his first five-wicket haul of the season as Somerset made uneven progress after choosing to bat in the LV= County Championship match at Edgbaston


Hampshire v Somerset, LV= Championship, Division One, Ageas Bowl, 3rd day

Berg flourish cannot disguise Hampshire's plight

Jun 23, 2015: Gareth Berg put up spirited resistance but it should not deflect from the relegation worries surrounding Hampshire after Craig Overton spearheaded a convincing Somerset victory

Freddie Wilde at the Ageas Bowl

Hampshire v Somerset, LV= Championship, Division One, Ageas Bowl, 2nd day

Hants bedevilled by Thomas, Overton

Jun 22, 2015: At tea Hampshire were 66 for 6, a sequence of numbers appropriate for a disastrous day that left their chances in this match in ruins

Freddie Wilde at the Ageas Bowl

England v New Zealand, 4th ODI, Trent Bridge

England picking on potential with Overtons call-up

Jun 16, 2015: The England management are identifying players who can help win the 2019 World Cup but Dimi Mascarenhas, the New Zealand bowling coach, suggested it was unwise to pick players on potential and instead argued for skill-based selection

George Dobell

New Zealand in England 2015

Overton twins team up for England

Jun 15, 2015: Jamie Overton's call up for the England squad alongside brother Craig has raised hopes that England could be about to see the first twins ever play together in the international side

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England v New Zealand, 3rd ODI, Ageas Bowl

Jordan and Plunkett out of series

Jun 13, 2015: Chris Jordan and Liam Plunkett have been ruled out of the remainder of the one-day series against New Zealand. Jordan suffered a side strain during his ninth over at The Oval while it emerged late on Saturday that Plunkett had picked up a thigh injury.

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Somerset v Yorkshire, LV= Championship, Division One, Taunton, 3rd day

Overton sibling rivalry puts pressure on Yorkshire

May 26, 2015: As you might expect, the Overton twins have a good deal in common, in physical terms of course and in their talent at sports

Jon Culley in Taunton

Nottinghamshire v Durham, LV= Championship, Division One, Trent Bridge

Allenby, Overton keep Philander at arms length

May 17, 2015: Half-centuries from Jim Allenby and Craig Overton helped Somerset to a total of 312 on the first day at Trent Bridge.


Somerset v Middlesex, Taunton, 4th day

Rogers lifts Middlesex from the brink

Sep 18, 2014: If Middlesex do avoid relegation - and they really should now - they will owe it largely to Chris Rogers

George Dobell at Taunton

Somerset v Northamptonshire, Taunton, 2nd day

Overton gains late reward

Sep 1, 2014: Craig Overton claimed three wickets as Somerset put Northamptonshire under pressure on day two at Taunton. The visitors battled to 135 for 4 to trail by 179 runs at the end of a rain-curtailed day.

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Somerset v Lancashire, Taunton, 4th day

Horton recovers to seal Lancashire draw

Jul 1, 2014: Paul Horton resumed from his disturbing blow from Alfonso Thomas to help seal a draw for Lancashire against title-chasing Somerset

David Lloyd at Taunton

Somerset v Lancashire, Taunton, 3rd day

Overton painfully short in classy display

Jul 1, 2014: The shot may give Craig Overton nightmares for a week or two but the 20-year-old would be well advised to concentrate on just how well he played fir his 99

David Lloyd at Taunton

Nottinghamshire v Somerset, Trent Bridge, 4th day

Newell jubilant at 'finest 10 days'

Jun 24, 2014: Nottinghamshire's director cricket Mick Newell hailed the finest 10 days since he took the job as his side moved level on points with Yorkshire at the top of Division One and inflicted Somerset's first defeat

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Nottinghamshire v Somerset, Trent Bridge, 3rd day

Trego, Overton twins hold up Notts

Jun 24, 2014: When bad light brought a premature end to the day's play at Trent Bridge, Nottinghamshire were not far from a winning line they must have expected to cross it some hours earlier. Once again, it was Samit Patel's who changed the complexion of the game.

Les Smith at Trent Bridge

Somerset v Sussex, Taunton, 2nd day

Overton intervention evokes Botham

Jun 9, 2014: Craig Overton's career-best score helped Somerset overcome a devastating opening spell by Steve Magoffin to earn the initiative against Sussex

George Dobell at Taunton

Somerset v Sussex, Taunton, 1st day

Joyce punishes Kieswetter's slip

Jun 8, 2014: Ed Joyce took advantage of being dropped before he had scored to hold the Sussex innings together with an unbeaten 99 against Somerset

George Dobell at Taunton

Warwickshire v Somerset, Edgbaston, 2nd day

Overtons hint at future, Giles at past

May 26, 2014: The Overton twins, Jamie and Craig, produced the brightest cricket of the day to provide a hint of what should be a golden future for club and perhaps country. The 20-year-olds thrashed 69 for Somerset's tenth-wicket in just 9.3 overs to take their side o

George Dobell at Edgbaston

Somerset v Durham, Taunton, 4th day

Trescothick leads victory charge

May 22, 2014: Marcus Trescothick's punishing century led Somerset to victory against Durham as he continued to put the woes of 2013 behind him

Tim Wigmore at Taunton
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