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Craig Overton      

Full name Craig Overton

Born April 10, 1994, Barnstaple, Devon

Current age 23 years 222 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

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
First-class 62 87 12 1645 138 21.93 2482 66.27 1 7 207 33 36 0
List A 51 36 8 484 60* 17.28 436 111.00 0 1 37 15 20 0
T20s Insights on t20 29 16 7 194 35* 21.55 160 121.25 0 0 8 7 15 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 62 106 9836 5092 195 6/74 9/134 26.11 3.10 50.4 13 4 0
List A 51 50 2300 2027 58 3/21 3/21 34.94 5.28 39.6 0 0 0
T20s Insights on t20 29 28 534 826 22 3/17 3/17 37.54 9.28 24.2 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class debut Somerset v Lancashire at Taunton, Apr 26-29, 2012 scorecard
Last First-class Cricket Australia XI v England at Townsville, Nov 15-18, 2017 scorecard
List A debut Durham v Somerset at Chester-le-Street, May 13, 2012 scorecard
Last List A Somerset v Nottinghamshire at Taunton, Jun 13, 2017 scorecard
T20s debut Somerset v Kent at Taunton, May 23, 2014 scorecard
Last T20s Nottinghamshire v Somerset at Nottingham, Aug 24, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2/32, 0, 0/65 England v CA XI Townsville 15 Nov 2017 FC
0, 1/40, 0, 3/15 England v CA XI Adelaide 8 Nov 2017 FC
2/70 England v WA XI Perth 4 Nov 2017 Other
1, 3/7, 1, 0/6 Somerset v Middlesex Taunton 25 Sep 2017 FC
24, 0/86, 10, 1/29 Somerset v Surrey The Oval 19 Sep 2017 FC
4, 2/26, 3/39 Somerset v Lancashire Taunton 12 Sep 2017 FC
5, 4/33, 1/46 Somerset v Warwickshire Birmingham 5 Sep 2017 FC
4/40, 0, 3/68, 36 Somerset v Essex Chelmsford 28 Aug 2017 FC
14*, 1/37 Somerset v Notts Nottingham 24 Aug 2017 T20
3/17 Somerset v Hampshire Southampton 18 Aug 2017 T20
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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Nov 17, 2017

Craig Overton's lean time with the bat continued with a third consecutive duck, Cricket Australia XI v England XI, Tour match, Townsville, 3rd day, November 17, 2017

Craig Overton's lean time with the bat continued with a third consecutive duck

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Nov 15, 2017

Craig Overton collected two wickets, Cricket Australia XI v England, The Ashes 2017-18, tour match, 1st day, Townsville, November 15, 2017

Craig Overton collected two wickets

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Nov 11, 2017

Craig Overton took the wicket of Matthew Short early on the fourth day, Cricket Australia XI v England, The Ashes 2017-18, tour match, 4th day, Adelaide, November 11, 2017

Craig Overton took the wicket of Matthew Short early on the fourth day

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