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Nick Compton      

Full name Nicholas Richard Denis Compton

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

Current age 31 years 37 days

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

Nickname Compo, Ledge, Cheser

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 9 17 2 479 117 31.93 1381 34.68 2 1 49 2 4 0
First-class 135 233 31 8853 254* 43.82 18881 46.88 21 43 69 0
List A 104 95 20 2929 131 39.05 3659 80.04 6 19 42 0
Twenty20 78 66 7 1191 74 20.18 1051 113.32 0 6 117 22 29 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 9 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 135 164 215 3 1/1 1/1 71.66 7.86 54.6 0 0 0
List A 104 61 53 1 1/0 1/0 53.00 5.21 61.0 0 0 0
Twenty20 78 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut India v England at Ahmedabad, Nov 15-19, 2012 scorecard
Last Test England v New Zealand at Leeds, May 24-28, 2013 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class debut Cambridge UCCE v Middlesex at Cambridge, May 12-14, 2004 scorecard
Last First-class Northamptonshire v Somerset at Northampton, Jul 12-15, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 2001
Last List A Somerset v Kent at Taunton, Jul 31, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Kent v Middlesex at Maidstone, Jul 2, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Somerset v Middlesex at Taunton, Jul 25, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
56 Somerset v Kent Taunton 31 Jul 2014 LA
68 Somerset v Notts Nottingham 29 Jul 2014 LA
3 Somerset v Durham Taunton 27 Jul 2014 LA
58 Somerset v Middlesex Taunton 25 Jul 2014 T20
20 Somerset v Surrey The Oval 16 Jul 2014 T20
7, 1 Somerset v Northants Northampton 12 Jul 2014 FC
46 Somerset v Gloucs Taunton 11 Jul 2014 T20
94, 83* Somerset v Middlesex Uxbridge 7 Jul 2014 FC
9 Somerset v Lancashire Taunton 29 Jun 2014 FC
0, 12 Somerset v Notts Nottingham 22 Jun 2014 FC
Profile

Grandson of the legendary Denis, Nick Compton doesn't share his relation's ability to entertain with the bat but has made his own career as a top-order batsman with a very correct technique. 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 quickly decided Compton was not the man for the national side.

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Jul 29, 2014

Nick Compton made 68 in Somerset's chase, Nottinghamshire v Somerset, Royal London Cup, Group B, Trent Bridge, July 29, 2014

Nick Compton made 68 in Somerset's chase

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May 25, 2014

Nick Compton acknowledges his half-century, Warwickshire v Somerset, County Championship, Division One, Edgbaston, 1st day, May 25, 2014

Nick Compton acknowledges his half-century

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Sep 5, 2013

Nick Compton was bowled on 95, Somerset v Derbyshire, County Championship, Division One, Taunton, 3rd day, September 5, 2013

Nick Compton was bowled on 95

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Notes

NBC Denis Compton Award 2001, 2002, 2006

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2013

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