Nick Compton      

Full name Nicholas Richard Denis Compton

Born June 26, 1983, Durban, Natal, South Africa

Current age 32 years 340 days

Major teams England, England Lions, Mashonaland Eagles, Middlesex, Somerset

Nickname Compo, Ledge, Cheser

Playing role Opening batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Height 6 ft 2 in

Education Hilton College, SA, Harrow School, Durham University

Relation Grandfather - DCS Compton, Great-uncle - LH Compton, Father - RCD Compton, Uncle - PMD Compton

Nicholas Richard Denis Compton
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 15 28 3 755 117 30.20 2104 35.88 2 2 81 3 7 0
First-class 168 293 35 10813 254* 41.91 23115 46.77 24 52 83 0
List A 114 104 20 3045 131 36.25 3861 78.86 6 19 46 0
Twenty20 87 74 7 1318 78 19.67 1154 114.21 0 7 134 22 31 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 15 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 168 176 227 3 1/1 1/1 75.66 7.73 58.6 0 0 0
List A 114 61 53 1 1/0 1/0 53.00 5.21 61.0 0 0 0
Twenty20 87 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut India v England at Ahmedabad, Nov 15-19, 2012 scorecard
Last Test England v Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street, May 27-30, 2016 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class debut Cambridge UCCE v Middlesex at Cambridge, May 12-14, 2004 scorecard
Last First-class England v Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street, May 27-30, 2016 scorecard
List A debut 2001
Last List A Middlesex v Glamorgan at Lord's, Aug 17, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Kent v Middlesex at Maidstone, Jul 2, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Middlesex v Sussex at Lord's, Jul 2, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
9, 22* England v Sri Lanka Chester-le-Street 27 May 2016 Test # 2204
0 England v Sri Lanka Leeds 19 May 2016 Test # 2203
3 Middlesex v Notts Lord's 8 May 2016 FC
1, 14* Middlesex v Hampshire Southampton 1 May 2016 FC
38 Middlesex v Durham Chester-le-Street 24 Apr 2016 FC
0, 44 Middlesex v Warwickshire Lord's 17 Apr 2016 FC
19, 6 England v South Africa Centurion 22 Jan 2016 Test # 2200
26, 0 England v South Africa Johannesburg 14 Jan 2016 Test # 2199
45, 15 England v South Africa Cape Town 2 Jan 2016 Test # 2197
85, 49 England v South Africa Durban 26 Dec 2015 Test # 2196
Profile

Grandson of the legendary Denis, Nick Compton had quite an act to emulate. He might not share his relation's ability to entertain with the bat - few ever have - but he has made his own career as a strong-willed top-order batsman with a correct technique that has been highly regarded enough to win England Test caps. Selected to open the batting for England after a prolific domestic season in 2012, he didn't do too much wrong in nine Tests but England concluded Compton was not the man for the national side.

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May 29, 2016

Eyes wide shut: Nick Compton steadies himself under a catch, England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chester-le-Street, 3rd day, May 29, 2016

Eyes wide shut: Nick Compton steadies himself under a catch

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May 27, 2016

Nick Compton top edged a hook, England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chester-le-Street, 1st day, May 27, 2016

Nick Compton top edged a hook

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May 25, 2016

Joe Root bats as Nick Compton and Graeme Fowler look on, Chester-le-Street, May 25, 2016

Joe Root bats as Nick Compton and Graeme Fowler look on

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Notes

NBC Denis Compton Award 2001, 2002, 2006

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2013

Tournament Results
India A v India B at Rajkot - Oct 2, 2012
India B won by 139 runs
Bengal v India B at Rajkot - Oct 1, 2012
India B won by 21 runs
India A v India B at Rajkot - Sep 30, 2012
India A won by 4 runs
Bengal v India A at Rajkot - Sep 29, 2012
India A won by 8 wickets (with 76 balls remaining)
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