Sakshi Jain ∙ Sep 24 2022, 3:30 AM | 2 Min Read

Jamie Overton elated with Surrey’s 21st County Championship title

image-l8es6u27Jamie Overton (PC: Twitter)

Surrey have created history by winning the County Championship for a record 21st time. The team cruised to a ten-wicket win against Yorkshire to win the trophy under the leadership of Rory Burns. It was Ollie Pope who played the defining role by smacking a 136-run knock off just 131 balls.

Meanwhile, it was also a season to cherish for the seam all-rounder Jamie Overton. The 28-year-old played a significant role in Surrey’s title-winning campaign. In his nine appearances, he smacked 345 runs with 93 as his highest score. Meanwhile, Overton also had 33 wickets to his name at an average of 24.72.  

The all-rounder hails Surrey’s pace attack

This was a season of redemption for the bowler as he succumbed to poor performances last year. In the 2021 edition, Overton had taken only six wickets while recording an embarrassing average of 75.66. Reflecting on his performance, the 28-year-old seemed grateful and thrilled. He also heaped praises on the coaching staff and the players for their relentless efforts.

Overton said as quoted by

“Yes, it’s amazing to look back on what has happened since then. To be a part of this Surrey pace bowling attack is also great for me. To have Kemar Roach, Jordan Clark, Sam Curran and talented young lads like Tom Lawes and Gus Atkinson to bowl with too are just brilliant. It’s been an amazing season.”

Overton opens up on the Test debut

Meanwhile, the summer was extra special for the pacer. He received his maiden Test call-up to the England team. Overton’s maiden Test appearance came against New Zealand in June. It was a game to remember as he picked two wickets while playing an effective knock of 97 runs.

Speaking about his debut, the 28-year-old added:

“I never thought I’d play for England this summer. Because at the start of the season, I was more concerned about getting my bowling back on track. Everything has just gone so well, and winning this title is what I came to Surrey for. This is a great club and I love playing at the Oval. I know my role, with the ball and with the bat, and I’m so pleased for everyone here that we’ve become county champions this year.”

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