Craig Overton      

Full name Craig Overton

Born April 10, 1994, Barnstaple, Devon

Current age 26 years 124 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 4 8 2 124 41* 20.66 304 40.78 0 0 15 1 1 0
ODIs 1 - - - - - - - - - - - 2 0
First-class 91 134 17 2469 138 21.10 3807 64.85 1 10 316 47 63 0
List A 69 50 16 756 66* 22.23 647 116.84 0 2 54 27 31 0
T20s 44 24 9 241 35* 16.06 204 118.13 0 0 8 10 20 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 4 6 707 403 9 3/105 4/116 44.77 3.42 78.5 0 0 0
ODIs 1 1 42 55 0 - - - 7.85 - 0 0 0
First-class 91 158 14823 7580 303 6/24 9/134 25.01 3.06 48.9 17 8 0
List A 69 68 3178 2820 90 5/18 5/18 31.33 5.32 35.3 1 1 0
T20s 44 43 817 1289 36 3/17 3/17 35.80 9.46 22.6 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Adelaide, Dec 2-6, 2017 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at Manchester, Sep 4-8, 2019 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 Northamptonshire v Somerset at Northampton, Aug 8-9, 2020 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 Surrey v Somerset at The Oval, Aug 27, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
16, 4/12, 53, 0/40 Somerset v Northants Northampton 8 Aug 2020 FC
2, 5/38, 6*, 2/31 Somerset v Glamorgan Taunton 1 Aug 2020 FC
2/32, 19 Team Stokes v Team Buttler Southampton 1 Jul 2020 Other
0/51 Eng Lions v NSW XI Wollongong 2 Mar 2020 Other
4, 2/34, 4/67 Eng Lions v Australia A Melbourne 22 Feb 2020 FC
41*, 3/100 Eng Lions v CA XI Hobart 15 Feb 2020 Other
1/38, 11* Eng Lions v CA XI Carrara 4 Feb 2020 Other OD
1/49 Eng Lions v CA XI Carrara 2 Feb 2020 Other OD
0, 0/7 Somerset v Essex Taunton 23 Sep 2019 FC
2/46, 4, 3/74, 10 Somerset v Hampshire Southampton 16 Sep 2019 FC
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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Aug 9, 2020

Craig Overton belts down the ground, Northamptonshire v Somerset, Bob Willis Trophy, Wantage Road, 2nd day, August 9, 2020

Craig Overton belts down the ground

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Aug 4, 2020

Craig Overton and Jamie Overton wait at slip, Somerset v Glamorgan, Taunton, Bob Willis Trophy, August 4, 2020

Craig Overton (left) has signed for Somerset after twin Jamie's departure

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Aug 2, 2020

Craig Overton claimed a five-wicket haul, Somerset v Glamorgan, Taunton, Bob Willis Trophy, August 2, 2020

Craig Overton claimed a five-wicket haul

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