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Full name Craig Overton
Born April 10, 1994, Barnstaple, Devon
Current age 20 years 110 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||Northamptonshire v Somerset at Northampton, Jul 12-15, 2014 scorecard|
|List A debut||Durham v Somerset at Chester-le-Street, May 13, 2012 scorecard|
|Last List A||Nottinghamshire v Somerset at Nottingham, Jul 29, 2014 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Somerset v Kent at Taunton, May 23, 2014 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Somerset v Middlesex at Taunton, Jul 25, 2014 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|1/39, 3||Somerset||v Notts||Nottingham||29 Jul 2014||LA|
|2/42||Somerset||v Durham||Taunton||27 Jul 2014||LA|
|-||Somerset||v Middlesex||Taunton||25 Jul 2014||T20|
|0/36, 8*||Somerset||v Kent||Canterbury||18 Jul 2014||T20|
|15, 0/27||Somerset||v Surrey||The Oval||16 Jul 2014||T20|
|20, 1/64, 7, 2/76||Somerset||v Northants||Northampton||12 Jul 2014||FC|
|4, 0/8||Somerset||v Gloucs||Taunton||11 Jul 2014||T20|
|4/84, 4, 1/75||Somerset||v Middlesex||Uxbridge||7 Jul 2014||FC|
|0/55, 99, 0/30||Somerset||v Lancashire||Taunton||29 Jun 2014||FC|
|1, 0/38||Somerset||v Essex||Taunton||27 Jun 2014||T20|
Craig Overton has had an identical development to his brother Jamie, his identical twin. The pair were brought up playing for North Devon CC and Devon age-groups before joining the Somerset academy. Craig is an allrounder and initially was given more opportunities than his brother in the Somerset first XI. But stress fracture of the back destroyed his 2013 season. Nevertheless, his potential was rewarded with a place on the ECB Potential Emerging Player Programme in South Africa at the start of 2014.
Craig made his first-class debut in April 2012 and it began a successful 12 months. He played seven County Championship matches that summer and represented England at the Under-19 World Cup in Australia. At the end of the season he was named Somerset Academy player of the year and was toured Australia again, this time with England Lions in early 2013.
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