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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

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.

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