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Jamie delighted to receive his County Cap

Jamie Overton was delighted to receive his Somerset Cap yesterday from former Somerset Head Coach, Kevin Shine who is now the ECB Lead Fast Bowling Coach.

“It’s great to receive it and it means a lot to me,” he said. “I think I’ve bowled pretty well over the last couple of years and although I’ve had a few injuries here and there, I feel I’ve found my rhythm.”

Asked about what being presented with his Somerset Cap meant, Jamie said: “It means recognition of services to Somerset. It’s a club I love and it’s the club I want to play for and do well for, so it means a lot. You know that you are on the list of players who have also received a County Cap and it makes you feel part of Somerset.”

It was entirely appropriate that Kevin Shine was the man to present Jamie with his County Cap because he has worked a lot with the paceman.

“Kevin Shine has overseen my development and worked with me since I was 17 years old,” Jamie said. “He was with me with the England Under 19s and stuff like that, so I have probably had eight years of working with him, which has been incredible.

“I’ve worked with him pretty much every winter, whether it’s been with the PEPs programme or the fast bowling programme, so I’ve always had some of the winters with him. He’s a fantastic coach and it was nice to receive my cap from him.”

Regarding his season so far Jamie said:”It’s gone alright for me and it’s ticking along, but I’ve got a bone spur on the back of my ankle and I’ll be having surgery at the end of the year. I’m just trying to manage it at the moment and hopefully I can play all three games. I’ve had the bone spur since March but it hasn’t got any worse but it flared up during the Warwickshire game.

“I’ve seen the surgeon and I’m definitely going to have it removed. I’m just going to get through the last three games. I know it’s probably going to hurt here and there, but if we can win the Championship it will make it worth it!”

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