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Somerset v Nottinghamshire, Taunton, 4th day

Compton focuses on survival

Aug 5, 2013: Somerset - with Nick Compton back near to his resolute best - avoided what would have been a devastating defeat on the eve of their FLt20 quarter-final against Surrey

David Lloyd at Taunton

County news

Compton exit would prompt Taunton transition

Jul 30, 2013: Nick Compton could be leaving Somerset after it emerged he was out of contract at the club and of interest to several other counties. His exit could be the start of a transformation at Taunton

George Dobell

The Investec Ashes 2013

Four vie for chance to replace Pietersen

Jul 24, 2013: The potential replacements should Kevin Pietersen not be fit on August 1

David Hopps

The Investec Ashes 2013

Root to open as England name Test squad

Jul 6, 2013: England have confirmed the ascent of Joe Root to opener for the Ashes by naming a 13-man squad devoid of surprises for the first Investec Test

Alan Gardner

Worcestershire v Australians, New Road, 2nd day

Compton's fight can't ease his pain

Jul 3, 2013: After the shock of being told he would not open in the Ashes series, Nick Compton has responded with runs against the Australians but it won't change anything

David Hopps at New Road

Worcestershire v Australians, New Road, 2nd day

Bird makes his case after Compton's fight

Jul 3, 2013: Nick Compton continued his good form against the Australians with 79 for Worcestershire before Jackson Bird's telling spell late in the day stated his claim for a Test place

Daniel Brettig at New Road

Somerset v Australians, Taunton, 1st day

Compton given Ashes lifeline

Jun 26, 2013: Nick Compton's hopes of featuring in the Ashes have been thrown a lifeline by the England selectors after it was confirmed that he will play for Worcestershire against the touring Australians

George Dobell and Daniel Brettig at Taunton

Somerset v Australians, Taunton, 1st day

Australian bowlers hit back after Jones century

Jun 26, 2013: Nick Compton made 81 and Chris Jones a maiden first-class hundred before Somerset collapsed from 304 for 2 to 320 all out

The Report by Daniel Brettig

England news

Trescothick backs Compton for England return

Jun 25, 2013: Nick Compton's international career need not be over, according to Marcus Trescothick.

George Dobell

Derbyshire v Somerset, Derby, 4th day

Compton's triumph is shortlived

Jun 24, 2013: Nick Compton lifted Somerset with a half-century that guided them to a tense four-wicket win at Derby and left Derbyshire bottom of the LV= Championship First Division.

ESPNcricinfo staff

The Investec Ashes 2013

Root preferred to Compton for Ashes warm-up

Jun 24, 2013: Joe Root will open the batting alongside Alastair Cook during England's Ashes warm-up against Essex

George Dobell

Somerset v Durham, Taunton, 2nd day

Compton fails to pick up the tempo

Jun 7, 2013: Nick Compton was dismissed for 166 but failed to pick up the tempo on day two at Taunton as Somerset missed out on maximum batting points. But a wicket with the last ball of the day put them in a very strong position against Durham.

Somerset v Durham, Taunton, 1st day

Compton ton gives England Ashes boost

Jun 6, 2013: Nick Compton produced the perfect response to his critics with a century for Somerset on the opening day of their Championship match against Durham

England news

Compton's Ashes hopes face defining month

May 29, 2013: After a lean series against New Zealand, Nick Compton needs to go back to county cricket and free his mind from recent stresses

David Hopps

Eng v NZ, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 3rd day

To follow-on or not?

May 26, 2013: ESPNcricinfo present the plays of the day from the third day at Headingley

David Hopps at Headingley

England v New Zealand, 1st Investec Test, Lord's

England go-slow largely vindicated

May 16, 2013: It may not have wowed the punters but in tricky conditions and against good bowling, England may have established a strong foundation in this game

George Dobell at Lord's

England v New Zealand, 1st Investec Test, Lord's

Locked-up Compton needs to find his past

May 16, 2013: Tense and afraid failure will cost him his England place, Nick Compton must rediscover his inner-Denis

Mark Nicholas

Somerset v Warwickshire, Taunton, 3rd day

Leach sucks life out of Warwickshire

Apr 27, 2013: At first glance, it may appear Warwickshire are in something of a tight spot in Taunton. At second glance, too. They would have to break a variety of records if they are to overhaul their victory target of 515 in a minimum of 143 overs

George Dobell at Taunton

Wisden Cricketers of the Year 2013

Nick Compton

Apr 11, 2013: His immense powers of concentration and exemplary technique have begun to win him rewards

Richard Latham

England in New Zealand 2012-13

Compton fights Ashes thoughts

Mar 19, 2013: Nick Compton has admitted that his mind often drifts towards the Ashes as he drifts off to sleep but he is trying to keep his emotions in check

Andrew McGlashan in Auckland
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