Jamie Overton (05-12 G) has spent most of this season away from Somerset, but on his return to the side, he was pivotal in changing the course of events against Yorkshire by bowling out England cricketer Joe Root. In the last game of the season, Assistant Coach and bowling expert at Somerset, Jason Kerr stated: “Jamie has done really well for us. He has been away and worked incredibly hard and today he showed great control and good composure and pace so looking towards next year it’s great to see him back on the park. He bowled a really good length and asked a few questions and caused problems to their top and lower order so he has made huge strides which is exciting for the future.” Jamie dismissed Root for 35 runs. For another pupil of the school, George Friend (99-06 F) was in action against Liverpool in the League Cup recently. George who plays left back for Middlesborough FC fought hard to take the game to a penalty shootout. Defending against Raheem Sterling of Liverpool for most of the match, he then contributed to the goal tally in the shootout, despite narrowly losing. It was a very proud day for West Buckland School.