He is a right-arm medium-fast pace bowler who also bats right-handed. He made his debut for the county in the 2012 County Championship against Lancashire. Overton received his first international call-up in June 2015 when he was selected as cover for Chris Jordan for England"s third One Day International against New Zealand.
During a County Championship match in September 2016 Overton abused Pakistani batsman Ashar Zaidi whilst bowling.
He received a two match ban as a result of the incident.