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.

2017 saw Craig progress his game even further and he played in virtually every game in all formats. In the Championship he took 46 wickets at 22.39, in T20 he claimed 15 at 27.33, while in the Royal London One Day Cup he was Somerset’s leading wicket taker with 16 at 24.06.

Craig was chosen for the England T20 squad for their series against South Africa, but didn’t get picked. On the strength of his best ever season Craig was selected by England for their Ashes tour over the winter. He made in Test Match debut in Adelaide, top scoring with an unbeaten 41 in England’s first innings. His first wicket was that of Australian Captain Steve Smith.

In 2018 Craig played 11 Championship matches in which he scored 331 runs and took 37 wickets, the joint highest for Somerset. He also took 12 wickets at an average of 28 in six RLODC matches.

Specsavers County Championship Division One 2019

Batting
Games
2
Innings Batted
3
Runs Scored
48
Batting Average
16.00
Not Out
0
Fifties Scored
0
Hundreds Scored
0
Highest Runs Scored
28
Balls Faced
75
Fours Scored
5
Sixes Scored
0
Strike Rate
64.00
Bowling
Innings Bowled
4
Total Overs Bowled
51.0
Total Balls Bowled
306
Wickets Taken
7
Bowling Average
18.86
Best Bowling
3 for 46
Economy Rate
2.59
Five Wickets
0
Ten Wickets
0
Catches
3

Royal London One-Day Cup 2019

Batting
Games
2
Innings Batted
2
Runs Scored
107
Batting Average
0
Not Out
2
Fifties Scored
1
Hundreds Scored
0
Highest Runs Scored
66
Balls Faced
82
Fours Scored
7
Sixes Scored
5
Strike Rate
130.49
Bowling
Innings Bowled
2
Total Overs Bowled
17.0
Total Balls Bowled
102
Wickets Taken
8
Bowling Average
8.62
Best Bowling
5 for 18
Economy Rate
4.06
Five Wickets
1
Ten Wickets
0

Specsavers County Championship Division One 2018

Batting
Games
11
Innings Batted
18
Runs Scored
331
Batting Average
19.47
Not Out
1
Fifties Scored
1
Hundreds Scored
0
Highest Runs Scored
80
Balls Faced
462
Fours Scored
46
Sixes Scored
4
Strike Rate
71.65
Bowling
Innings Bowled
20
Total Overs Bowled
321.3
Total Balls Bowled
1929
Wickets Taken
37
Bowling Average
27.41
Best Bowling
4 for 27
Economy Rate
3.15
Five Wickets
0
Ten Wickets
0
Catches
9

Vitality Blast 2018

Batting
Games
3
Innings Batted
1
Runs Scored
0
Batting Average
0.00
Not Out
0
Fifties Scored
0
Hundreds Scored
0
Highest Runs Scored
0
Balls Faced
0
Fours Scored
0
Sixes Scored
0
Strike Rate
0
Bowling
Innings Bowled
3
Total Overs Bowled
9.1
Total Balls Bowled
55
Wickets Taken
3
Bowling Average
32.33
Best Bowling
2 for 31
Economy Rate
10.58
Five Wickets
0
Ten Wickets
0
Batting - First Class Matches
70
Batting - First Class Innings
100
Batting - First Class Not Outs
13
Batting - First Class Runs
1936
Batting - First Class HS
138
Batting - First Class Average
22.25
Batting - First Class Fifties
8
Batting - First Class Hundreds
1
Fielding - First Class Catches
45
Batting - List A Matches
35
Batting - List A Innings
26
Batting - List A Not Outs
6
Batting - List A Runs
347
Batting - List A HS
49
Batting - List A Average
17.35
Batting - List A Fifties
0
Batting - List A Hundreds
0
Fielding - List A Catches
14
Batting - T20 Matches
22
Batting - T20 Innings
12
Batting - T20 Not Outs
6
Batting - T20 Runs
159
Batting - T20 HS
35
Batting - T20 Average
26.50
Batting - T20 Fifties
0
Fielding - T20 Catches
10
Bowling - First Class Overs
1871
Bowling - First Class Maidens
419
Bowling - First Class Runs Conceded
5862
Bowling - First Class Wickets
219
Bowling - First Class Best
6-74
Bowling - First Class Average
26.77
Bowling - First Class 5WI
4
Bowling - First Class 10WM
0
Bowling - List A Overs
277.5
Bowling - List A Maidens
17
Bowling - List A Runs Conceded
1546
Bowling - List A Wickets
52
Bowling - List A Best
4-27
Bowling - List A Average
29.73
Bowling - T20 Overs
74.1
Bowling - T20 Maidens
0
Bowling - T20 Runs Conceded
680
Bowling - T20 Wickets
21
Bowling - T20 Best
3-17
Bowling - T20 Average
32.38

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