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.

Specsavers County Championship Division One 2017

Batting
Games
13
Innings Batted
21
Runs Scored
287
Batting Average
15.94
Not Out
3
Fifties Scored
0
Hundreds Scored
0
Highest Runs Scored
44
Balls Faced
582
Fours Scored
29
Sixes Scored
6
Strike Rate
49.31
Bowling
Innings Bowled
24
Total Overs Bowled
373.5
Total Balls Bowled
2243
Wickets Taken
46
Bowling Average
22.39
Best Bowling
5 for 47
Economy Rate
2.76
Five Wickets
2
Ten Wickets
0
Catches
9

Royal London One-Day Cup 2017

Batting
Games
8
Innings Batted
4
Runs Scored
46
Batting Average
15.33
Not Out
1
Fifties Scored
0
Hundreds Scored
0
Highest Runs Scored
22
Balls Faced
45
Fours Scored
4
Sixes Scored
1
Strike Rate
102.22
Bowling
Innings Bowled
8
Total Overs Bowled
63.0
Total Balls Bowled
378
Wickets Taken
16
Bowling Average
24.06
Best Bowling
3 for 21
Economy Rate
6.11
Five Wickets
0
Ten Wickets
0
Catches
5

NatWest T20 Blast 2017

Batting
Games
14
Innings Batted
8
Runs Scored
141
Batting Average
35.25
Not Out
4
Fifties Scored
0
Hundreds Scored
0
Highest Runs Scored
35
Balls Faced
104
Fours Scored
6
Sixes Scored
6
Strike Rate
135.58
Bowling
Innings Bowled
14
Total Overs Bowled
48.0
Total Balls Bowled
288
Wickets Taken
15
Bowling Average
27.33
Best Bowling
3 for 17
Economy Rate
8.54
Five Wickets
0
Ten Wickets
0
Catches
7

English Specsavers County Championship Division One 2016

Batting
Games
13
Innings Batted
19
Runs Scored
435
Batting Average
25.59
Not Out
2
Fifties Scored
0
Hundreds Scored
1
Highest Runs Scored
138
Balls Faced
618
Fours Scored
56
Sixes Scored
12
Strike Rate
70.39
Bowling
Innings Bowled
23
Total Overs Bowled
380.5
Total Balls Bowled
2285
Wickets Taken
34
Bowling Average
34.35
Best Bowling
4 for 54
Economy Rate
3.07
Five Wickets
0
Ten Wickets
0
Catches
11

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