Craig Overton      

Full name Craig Overton

Born April 10, 1994, Barnstaple, Devon

Current age 25 years 75 days

Major teams England, 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

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast

Education West Buckland School

Relation Twin brother - J Overton

Craig Overton
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 3 6 2 98 41* 24.50 184 53.26 0 0 13 1 1 0
ODIs 1 - - - - - - - - - - - 2 0
First-class 83 121 16 2287 138 21.78 3438 66.52 1 9 292 43 56 0
List A 69 50 16 756 66* 22.23 647 116.84 0 2 54 27 31 0
T20s 32 17 7 194 35* 19.40 160 121.25 0 0 8 7 15 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 3 4 504 296 7 3/105 4/116 42.28 3.52 72.0 0 0 0
ODIs 1 1 42 55 0 - - - 7.85 - 0 0 0
First-class 83 144 13396 6895 274 6/24 9/134 25.16 3.08 48.8 15 7 0
List A 69 68 3178 2820 90 5/18 5/18 31.33 5.32 35.3 1 1 0
T20s 32 31 589 923 25 3/17 3/17 36.92 9.40 23.5 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Adelaide, Dec 2-6, 2017 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v England at Auckland, Mar 22-26, 2018 scorecard
Test statistics
Only ODI England v Australia at Chester-le-Street, Jun 21, 2018 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut Somerset v Lancashire at Taunton, Apr 26-29, 2012 scorecard
Last First-class Kent v Somerset at Canterbury, Jun 10-13, 2019 scorecard
List A debut Durham v Somerset at Chester-le-Street, May 13, 2012 scorecard
Last List A Hampshire v Somerset at Lord's, May 25, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Somerset v Kent at Taunton, May 23, 2014 scorecard
Last T20s Glamorgan v Somerset at Cardiff, Jul 20, 2018 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/26, 0, 3/7 Somerset v Kent Canterbury 10 Jun 2019 FC
40, 5/38, 1, 2/59 Somerset v Surrey Guildford 3 Jun 2019 FC
0/52 Somerset v Hampshire Lord's 25 May 2019 LA
15, 5/31, 36*, 2/38 Somerset v Warwickshire Taunton 20 May 2019 FC
0/65, 15, 2/58 Somerset v Surrey Taunton 14 May 2019 FC
20*, 2/44 Somerset v Notts Nottingham 12 May 2019 LA
25*, 1/37 Somerset v Worcs Worcester 10 May 2019 LA
3/48 Somerset v Surrey Taunton 7 May 2019 LA
1, 2/25 Somerset v Hampshire Taunton 5 May 2019 LA
1/63, 21 Somerset v Middlesex Radlett 1 May 2019 LA
Profile

Craig Overton, one of two Somerset fast-bowling twins, won selection for England's 2017/18 tour of Australia after an impressive county season during which, at 23, he seemed to have focused his natural aggression in a way that would enhance his career not hinder it. Overton took 46 Championship wickets at 22.39 and turned in decent limited-overs performances, too, as he threw himself into the fray. He swung the ball, his 6ft 5ins frame meant he could hit the shoulder of the bat and he was increasingly accurate. His brother Jamie was still quicker, but it was Craig, more reliable and less prone to injury, who had first stirred England's hopes. He was also called into England's limited-overs squads during the 2016 and there was disappointment at Taunton for England's first T20I there in 2017 when he did not make the XI.

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Apr 19, 2019

Craig Overton claimed a five-for, Somerset v Kent, Royal London Cup, South Group, Taunton, April 19, 2019

Craig Overton claimed a five-for

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Sep 4, 2018

Lift-off: Craig Overton celebrates, Somerset v Lancashire, Specsavers Championship, Division One, Taunton, September 4, 2018

Lift-off: Craig Overton celebrates

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Jul 23, 2018

Craig Overton appeals for a wicket, Worcestershire v Somerset, County Championship, New Road, 2nd day, July 23, 2018

Craig Overton appeals for a wicket

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