Overton sibling rivalry puts pressure on Yorkshire


As you might expect, the Overton twins have a good deal in common, in physical terms of course and in their talent at sports. They share, too, a fiercely competitive nature and if Somerset are to win this match then the edge to their sibling rivalry will have been a key factor.

The two have been familiar figures in the Somerset team since the spring of 2012, when they made their debuts just a few weeks apart. Yet with one or the other usually injured, as happens with young bowlers, they have played together in only nine first-class matches.

Jamieis the quicker bowler; Craig, the allrounder, is acknowledged – even by his brother, a little grudgingly, as the better batsman. When they do take the field at the same time, though, those theories are there to be challenged.