Jamie happy with his Lions performance

Jamie Overton

Jamie Overton is now back home with his family in North Devon after returning from Dubai where he helped England Lions beat Pakistan A in a five match T20 series.

The fast bowler, who graduated through the Academy at the County Ground and made his Somerset debut in 2012, enjoyed a successful tour during which he claimed his career best T20 bowling figures.

The paceman played in four of the T20 matches against Pakistan A in which he bowled 13 overs and took five wickets at an average of 18.20, with a best of 3 for 26.

Jamie Overton

Talking this week the 21 year old said: “It was a really good trip and it felt great to win the series against Pakistan A. We knew that we needed to win both of the last two games, which we did so it ended on a high note.  It’s always good winning away from home but the lads put in some good performances to come out on top.”

Talking about the way that he played Jamie said: “I feel like I bowled well in all of the games, which was very pleasing because I have worked pretty hard on my T20 skills.  I haven’t played that much T20 cricket in my career so far so it was nice to go out to Dubai and just concentrate on that format.”

Before the series Jamie spent time with the EPP Performance Programme in South Africa about which he said: “It was great to have spent 12 days in Potchefstroom at a training camp before we went to Dubai to play in the series.  I hadn’t done any bowling before we went to Potch so that got me up to speed and prepared me well for the series in Dubai.”

Jamie added: “I have worked very hard on my bowling especially over the last year or two, especially on my control and that has really helped me. I basically bowl the same ball now in all cricket and it works for me so I feel that I am certainly in a better place than I was a couple of years ago.”