Somerset CCC twins Craig and Jamie Overton focused on South Africa tour
Somerset bowlers Craig and Jamie Overton are ready to impress in national colours on their upcoming tour of South Africa.
The 18-year-old twin brothers fly out to Potchefstroom early next month as part of the ECB's Potential Emerging Players Programme squad.
The brothers, who both made their first team debuts for Somerset last summer, are hoping the experience will help them gain a regular county place this year.
Ahead of the trip, Craig Overton said: "We have been working hard on our fitness so that
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when we get to South Africa there will be much more bowling and I can work on developing my weaker areas.
"I'm looking forward to the coming season and taking some wickets and scoring a few runs for Somerset as well."
Those thoughts were echoed by Craig's brother Jamie, who is hoping to use the experience he gains in South Africa to improve his county performance.
He said: "We're ready to go out to Potch where we will be getting our bowling up to 100 per cent so we can be ready for pre-season when we get back.
"This is a very exciting time for me and I am really looking forward to it. I hope that I get to play in a few more games than I did in 2012."
By Stephen D'Albiac