Fast bowler Jamie Overton has joined the club on loan from Somerset.

The 25-year-old is available for Northamptonshire until the 13th of June but can still be selected by Somerset for their Royal London One Day Cup Final on the 25th of May.

Overton will help strengthen a Northamptonshire bowling group that’s been hit by a number of injuries so far this year.

“We’re disappointed with the amount of injuries at the moment, we’ve got four guys down from what we thought we were going to have, so the seam bowling resources are stretched.” Head Coach David Ripley said.

“The idea of having Jamie available to us is really exciting, he’s a Lions bowler who’s gone through the ranks very quickly and brings real pace which is something that we haven’t perhaps got in our natural group.

Jamie will be up there alongside Buck with pace and bounce and there’s not many guys around who have that. He can bat too though, he’s a dangerous customer coming in in that lower order, he strikes the ball well.”

“We’re very grateful to Somerset who are obviously playing some good cricket themselves at the moment and have a good player who they can’t get into the eleven. We’re more than happy to give him that opportunity with us.”