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Unhappy Compton leaves Somerset

Nov 14, 2014: Nick Compton, the former England opener, is to leave Somerset despite having signed a three-year deal with the club in 2013

George Dobell

Yorkshire v Somerset, Headingley, 2nd day

Compton rains on Yorkshire's parade

Sep 24, 2014: Barely 24 hours after Yorkshire's chairman Colin Graves announced his plans for world domination the Championship celebrations are not going awfully well

David Hopps at Headingley

Somerset v Northants, Taunton, 1st day

Barrow's best frustrates Willey

Aug 31, 2014: Alex Barrow's career-best 88 helped Somerset recover from a poor start to post 314 all out on the opening day of the LV=County Championship match with Northamptonshire at Taunton.

Press Association

England v India, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 2nd day

Do England stick or twist with Robson?

Aug 16, 2014: A number of holes in England's Test team have been filled, but the second opening slot has not been nailed down. A tricky decision will need to be made with an Ashes looming next year

George Dobell at The Oval

England v India, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's 5th day

Hapless England victims of failing system

Jul 21, 2014: Previous England inadequacies were masked by a handful of excellent players but now the national side are showing the results of an environment too cosy for those whose faces fit and one that ostracises the rest

George Dobell at Lord's

Somerset v Gloucestershire, NatWest T20, Taunton

Thomas, Nannes secure vital derby win

Jul 11, 2014: Acting captain Alfonso Thomas claimed two wickets in the final over as Somerset beat Gloucestershire by seven runs in a NatWest T20 Blast thriller at Taunton.

Press Association

Middlesex v Somerset, Uxbridge, 2nd day

Compton, Finn show international class

Jul 8, 2014: A year ago, Nick Compton and Steven Finn would not have envisaged spending these four days at Uxbridge. They would have anticipated playing against India at Trent Bridge tomorrow.

Tim Wigmore at Uxbridge

Warwickshire v Somerset, Edgbaston, 1st day

Compton demonstrates old-fashioned values

May 25, 2014: Nick Compton compiled a patient half-century that built Somerset an excellent foundation against Warwickshire and provided a reminder of his skills that,just might have helped England retain the Ashes in the winter.

George Dobell at Edgbaston

Durham v Somerset, Chester-le-Street, 4th day

Compton sends England a reminder

Apr 23, 2014: Nick Compton provided another reminder of his abilities as he helped his Somerset side secure a draw on the final day of their game at Durham

George Dobell at Chester-le-Street

Nick Compton

'I feel like I'm approaching my peak now'

Feb 22, 2014: Nick Compton talks about stepping out of his grandfather's shadow and sharing an honour with a batsman he looks up to

Interview by Jack Wilson

The Ashes 2013-14

Carberry gains from Flower's ruthless call

Nov 10, 2013: England's batting order has lost some of its stability with Alastair Cook set to have his third opening partner of the year and Michael Carberry's resurgence has surely shut the door on Nick Compton

Andrew McGlashan

Nottinghamshire v Somerset, Trent Bridge, 2nd day

Hildreth ton defends Somerset status

Sep 25, 2013: James Hildreth batted beautifully, scoring at roughly a run a ball for his entire innings, and soothed talk of a possible Somerset relegation

David Hopps at Trent Bridge

The Ashes 2013-14

Rankin likely for Ashes, but questions remain

Sep 21, 2013: Debates over the identity of the second spinner, reserve wicketkeeper and reserve batsmen will occupy the minds of the England selectors ahead of the announcement of the Ashes squad on Monday

George Dobell

Somerset v Surrey, Taunton, 2nd day

Compton looks a million dollars

Sep 12, 2013:

David Hopps at Taunton

Warwickshire v Somerset, Edgbaston, 3rd day

Compton frees up with future decided

Aug 22, 2013: Nick Compton may not have much idea what the future holds for him as far as England is concerned but he has finally pledged his domestic future to Somerset for the next three years

Paul Edwards at Edgbaston

County news

Compton signs new Somerset deal

Aug 22, 2013: Nick Compton has signed a new three year deal to stay at Somerset, ending speculation about his future.

ESPNcricinfo staff

Eng v Aus, 4th Investec Test, Chester-le-Street, 1st day

England's self-inflicted wounds

Aug 9, 2013: England's batsmen did not appear to know whether to stick or twist on the opening day, but should have followed the lead of their captain

George Dobell at Chester-le-Street

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
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