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Craig Overton      

Full name Craig Overton

Born April 10, 1994, Barnstaple, Devon

Current age 26 years 196 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 95 140 18 2640 138 21.63 4115 64.15 1 11 339 48 67 0
List A 69 50 16 756 66* 22.23 647 116.84 0 2 54 27 31 0
T20s 49 26 10 267 35* 16.68 226 118.14 0 0 11 11 22 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 95 166 15659 7862 322 6/24 9/51 24.41 3.01 48.6 18 9 0
List A 69 68 3178 2820 90 5/18 5/18 31.33 5.32 35.3 1 1 0
T20s 49 48 906 1426 42 3/17 3/17 33.95 9.44 21.5 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 Somerset v Essex at Lord's, Sep 23-27, 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 Somerset v Northamptonshire at Taunton, Sep 18, 2020 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
66, 1/66, 45*, 1/37 Somerset v Essex Lord's 23 Sep 2020 FC
1/17 Somerset v Northants Taunton 18 Sep 2020 T20
3/36 Somerset v Glamorgan Cardiff 16 Sep 2020 T20
0/25, 17* Somerset v Worcs Taunton 11 Sep 2020 T20
1, 3/40, 2, 2/40 Somerset v Worcs Worcester 6 Sep 2020 FC
0/10 Somerset v Glamorgan Taunton 1 Sep 2020 T20
2/49, 9 Somerset v Northants Northampton 30 Aug 2020 T20
32, 4/25, 5/26 Somerset v Gloucs Taunton 22 Aug 2020 FC
3/17, 25, 0/31 Somerset v Warwickshire Birmingham 15 Aug 2020 FC
16, 4/12, 53, 0/40 Somerset v Northants Northampton 8 Aug 2020 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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Sep 27, 2020

Craig Overton punches the air, Somerset vs Essex, Bob Willis Trophy final, 5th day, Lord's, September 27, 2020

Craig Overton punches the air

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Sep 27, 2020

Craig Overton was looking to extend Somerset's lead on the last day, Somerset vs Essex, Bob Willis Trophy final, 5th day, Lord's, September 27, 2020

Craig Overton was looking to extend Somerset's lead on the last day

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Sep 26, 2020

Craig Overton shows his frustration, Somerset vs Essex, Bob Willis Trophy final, 4th day, Lord's, September 26, 2020

Craig Overton shows his frustration

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