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Nick Compton      

Full name Nicholas Richard Denis Compton

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

Current age 31 years 151 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 139 240 31 9163 254* 43.84 19494 47.00 22 44 71 0
List A 109 100 20 3016 131 37.70 3802 79.32 6 19 45 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 139 170 223 3 1/1 1/1 74.33 7.87 56.6 0 0 0
List A 109 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 Yorkshire v Somerset at Leeds, Sep 23-26, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 2001
Last List A Surrey v Somerset at The Oval, Aug 20, 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
156, 18 Somerset v Yorkshire Leeds 23 Sep 2014 FC
9, 0/8 Somerset v Middlesex Taunton 15 Sep 2014 FC
79, 7 Somerset v Northants Taunton 31 Aug 2014 FC
22 Somerset v Surrey The Oval 20 Aug 2014 LA
17, 24 Somerset v Warwickshire Taunton 15 Aug 2014 FC
9 Somerset v Glamorgan Taunton 12 Aug 2014 LA
42 Somerset v Sussex Taunton 10 Aug 2014 LA
2 Somerset v Middlesex Lord's 7 Aug 2014 LA
12 Somerset v Warwickshire Birmingham 5 Aug 2014 LA
56 Somerset v Kent Taunton 31 Jul 2014 LA
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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Sep 24, 2014

Nick Compton's hundred put Somerset in a strong position, Yorkshire v Somerset, County Championship, Division One, Headingley, September 24, 2014

Nick Compton's hundred put Somerset in a strong position

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Sep 15, 2014

Nick Compton loses his off stump, Somerset v Middlesex, County Championship, Division One, Taunton, 1st day, September 15, 2014

Nick Compton loses his off stump

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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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Notes

NBC Denis Compton Award 2001, 2002, 2006

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2013

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