ENGLAND all rounder Craig Overton has committed his future to Somerset after signing a three-year contract extension.

Overton, 28, whose current deal was due to expire at the end of this season, has now pledged himself to the county until at least the end of the 2026 season.

After joining the Somerset Academy at 16, Craig made his Somerset first class debut in 2012.

He had previously caught the eye playing for West Buckland School and North Devon Cricket Club and represented Devon’s age group teams as well as the full county side.

Overton has played more than 200 matches for Somerset across the three formats, scoring over 3800 runs and taking more than 500 wickets.

He has played eight Tests for England, claiming 21 wickets with a best of three for 14.

He has also featured in seven ODIs in which he has taken five wickets with a best of two for 23.

He was awarded an England Pace Bowling Development Contract by the ECB in 2022.

After signing his extension, Overton said: “I’m delighted to sign this long extension with the club.

"Somerset fans know how much the club means to me and that I’m hungry for team success.

“There is still lots to achieve, not least the holy grail of a county championship title.

“We’ve made some impressive signings since last season, and we’re excited and hopeful that the next few years will prove to be most enjoyable and fruitful for all concerned.”

Somerset director of cricket Andy Hurry said: "Year in, year out, Craig Overton is one of this country’s leading performers.

"He is consistently amongst the best players within the domestic game, and this has quite rightly been rewarded with international recognition.

“He is a genuine match-winner across the formats of the game, and it has been a real pleasure for us all to watch his journey and his progression over the course of his time with us thus far.

“He loves this club, and he knows what it means to represent Somerset both on and off the field.

"His attitude, work ethic and will to win are second to none.

"His dedication to improving every single day is something that inspires everyone around him, and he is a genuine inspirational role model for players of all ages across the South West.”