Craig Overton

Craig Overton

CraigOverton

Right-Handed Batsman, Right-Arm Fast-Medium Bowler

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Craig was educated at West Buckland School in North Devon and has progressed through the Devon Age Groups before graduating from the Somerset Academy.

In 2011 he was a member of the National Performance Programme and toured Sri Lanka with the England Under 19s. In 2012 he was a member of the England Under 19 World Cup squad in Australia.

Craig made his First Class debut in 2012 against Lancashire at Taunton and also his List A debut against Durham at Chester-le-Street at the end of the season he was named Somerset Academy Player of the Year.

During that winter he was selected for the England Lions tour to Australia where he performed well. Sadly, a stress fracture of the back prevented Craig playing in all but one match in 2013.

Restored to full fitness Craig made great strides in 2014 playing in 13 First Class matches scoring 431 runs with a highest of 99 against Lancashire at Taunton and taking 42 wickets with a best of 5 for 63 against Durham at the same venue.

In one-day cricket, Craig played in 14 matches scoring 80 runs and taking 7 wickets in 2014.

Craig enjoyed his best season to date in 2015 during which he underlined that he is a genuine all-rounder, scoring 320 runs at an average of 29.09 with three 50s and taking 43 wickets at 21.70 with a best of 6 for 74.

He also claimed 12 List A wickets at 20.83 in the six matches he played.

During the summer Craig was called up for the England ODI series but didn’t play and the 2015-16 winter he is involved with the ECB performance programme.

Craig enjoyed another successful season in 2016, during which he scored 435 first class runs including his maiden century- 138 against Hampshire at Taunton and took 34 wickets.

On the strength of his returns this summer Craig will be spending this winter with the England Lions.

Specsavers County Championship Division One 2017

Batting
Balls Faced
124
Batting Average
19.00
Fifties Scored
0
Fours Scored
8
Games
2
Highest Runs Scored
22
Highest Runs Scored No
Hundreds Scored
0
Innings Batted
4
Mins Batted
168
Not Out
1
Runs Conceded
216
Runs Scored
57
Sixes Scored
0
Strike Rate
45.97
Twenty20 Known Name
Bowling
Balls Bowled
0
Best Bowling
5 for 47
Best Wickets Taken
5
Best Wickets Taken Runs
47
Bowling Average
24.00
Catches
1
Economy Rate
3.22
Five Wickets
1
Innings Bowled
4
Overs Bowled
67
Ten Wickets
0
Total Balls Bowled
402
Total Overs Bowled
67.0
Wickets Taken
9

English Specsavers County Championship Division One 2016

Batting
Balls Faced
618
Batting Average
25.59
Fifties Scored
0
Fours Scored
56
Games
13
Highest Runs Scored
138
Highest Runs Scored No
Hundreds Scored
1
Innings Batted
19
Mins Batted
734
Not Out
2
Runs Conceded
1168
Runs Scored
435
Sixes Scored
12
Strike Rate
70.39
Bowling
Balls Bowled
5
Best Bowling
4 for 54
Best Wickets Taken
4
Best Wickets Taken Runs
54
Bowling Average
34.35
Catches
11
Economy Rate
3.07
Five Wickets
0
Innings Bowled
23
Overs Bowled
380
Ten Wickets
0
Total Balls Bowled
2285
Total Overs Bowled
380.5
Wickets Taken
34

Next MatchSussex V Somerset

30/04/2017 11:00 - The 1st Central County Ground

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