Olly came to prominence in 2013 when, for England U19s on their tour of South Africa, he registered the best match bowling figures for England in a youth Test (11 for 79). A year later he finished top of D1 County Championship’s bowling averages, taking a career-best 5 for 44 against Kent for Northants along the way.
While injury has blighted some of Olly’s progress, he has always remained on England’s radar. In July 2019, he was named in the Test squad v Ireland and in 2020 was part of the 30-man training squad for the visit of the West Indies. A year later he was part of the England Test group that toured India, taking the first wicket of the second Test with just his third ball.
In January 2023 Olly began his bid for a 50-over World Cup place with an eye-catching performance against South Africa.