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England in South Africa 2015-16

Pietersen slams Bell omission as 'pathetic'

Nov 19, 2015: Kevin Pietersen has branded the decision to omit Ian Bell from England's touring squad to South Africa as "pathetic," "insane" and "ridiculous."

George Dobell

England in South Africa 2015-16

The case for Compton

Nov 9, 2015: The question of who should be Alastair Cook's Test opening partner remains unanswered after England's defeat in the UAE. But there remains one outstanding candidate for the job in South Africa

George Dobell

Middlesex v Yorkshire, LV= Championship, Division One, Lord's, 3rd day

Roland-Jones' freewheeling maiden ton is just champion

Sep 11, 2015: Toby Roland-Jones observed Yorkshire's deserved status as newly-crowned county champions and treated it with unexpected disdain as he summoned a freewheeling maiden first-class century from no 10

Tim Wigmore at Lord's

Middlesex v Yorkshire, LV= Championship, Division One, Lord's, 2nd day

Middlesex rally after Middlebrook strikes

Sep 10, 2015: James Middlebrook took two wickets in an over but an unbeaten 86 from Nick Compton ensured Middlesex would not be beaten inside two days

Tim Wigmore at Lord's

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

Woeful batsmen poop England's party

Aug 21, 2015: England's frail batting and over-reliance on Joe Root will have been watched with interest by their next opponents, Pakistan and South Africa

George Dobell

Durham v Middlesex, LV= Championship, Division One, Chester-le-Street, 1st day

Onions and Compton share honours

Aug 21, 2015: Former England players Graham Onions and Nick Compton dominated the first half day at Chester-le-Street before rain arrived with Middlesex on 141 for 5


England v Australia, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 4th day

Ballance most vulnerable after England blown away

Jul 19, 2015: England weren't just beaten, they were blown away. The selectors will not want to show signs of panic but none of the struggling batsmen should be surprised if they are dropped

George Dobell at Lord's

Middlesex v Somerset, LV= Championship, Division One, Northwood, 1st day

Compton felled as Somerset quicks thrive

Jul 11, 2015: Nick Compton made a courageous return to the crease, five hours after being forced to retire hurt when he was hit on the head by a Jamie Overton bouncer, to help Middlesex reach 283 all out on the first day of their LV= County Championship Division One ma

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Middlesex v Hampshire, LV= Championship Division One, Lord's, 2nd day

Compton driven by Ashes memories

Jun 29, 2015: Nick Compton was dropped midway through the last Ashes series in England. His chances of an Ashes recall are remote no matter how much he tries to prove otherwise

Tim Wigmore

Yorkshire v Middlesex, LV= Championship, Division One, Headingley, 1st day

Revived Brooks shows benefit of a break

Jun 7, 2015: Yorkshire bowled superbly, with control and discipline, as the Division One leaders, Middlesex, were restricted to only one batting point

Jon Culley at Headingley

Middlesex v Warwickshire, LV= Championship, Division One, Lord's, 3rd day

Compton keeps Middlesex afloat

Jun 2, 2015: On a day when those old-school virtues of patience and judgment were suddenly being pined for up at Headingley, what England might have given for some of Nick Compton's obduracy at the head of their futile rearguard

Andrew Miller at Lord's

Hampshire v Middlesex, LV= Championship, Division One, Ageas Bowl, 4th day

Winless Hampshire frustrate leaders

May 20, 2015: Hampshire are bottom and without a victory, but they will draw some hope from a grim draw against Middlesex, the Championship leaders

David Lloyd at the Ageas Bowl

Hampshire v Middlesex, LV= Championship, Division One, Ageas Bowl, 3rd day

Compton Middlesex's gain again

May 19, 2015: It may have taken a few more innings than Nick Compton would have liked but, at the ninth time of asking, the former England batsman is a Middlesex century-maker once again

David Lloyd at the Ageas Bowl

Gloucestershire v Middlesex, NatWest T20 Blast, South Group, Bristol

Cockbain's best out-does Compton's

May 15, 2015: Captain Ian Cockbain hit his best T20 score of 91 to guide Gloucestershire to a seven-wicket victory over Middlesex in the opening NatWest Blast game at Bristol.


Middlesex v Notts, Lord's, 4th day

Harris, Murtagh salvage draw for Middlesex

Apr 14, 2015: Middlesex's eighth-wicket pair of James Harris and Tim Murtagh held out for 19 overs to deny Nottinghamshire victory at Lord's

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MCC news

Cook gets WI warm-up in Abu Dhabi

Jan 22, 2015: Alastair Cook will prepare for England's tour of West Indies by playing for MCC in Abu Dhabi after being named in the squad for the Champion County match against Yorkshire and the Emirates T20 tournament which precedes the four-day fixture

Andrew McGlashan

County news

Compton 'returns home' to Middlesex

Dec 12, 2014: Nick Compton who has re-joined Middlesex on a three-year contract, has described returning to Lord's as like "a return home."

George Dobell

County news

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.

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