Nick Compton earns England Test Call Up!
The England selectors today (18/09/12) announced a 16-man Test squad to be captained by Alastair Cook for the forthcoming four-Test match series in India.
The squad includes two uncapped batsmen, Somerset’s Nick Compton and Yorkshire’s Joe Root, and three spin bowlers; Samit Patel, Monty Panesar and Graeme Swann.
National Selector Geoff Miller said: “Nick Compton has performed well consistently for Somerset in County cricket this season, made big hundreds and shown that he has the temperament and the technique to play at a higher level.”
Nick was naturally thrilled with the call up: “It is really overwhelming but I am over the moon. It’s something I have worked towards for a long time. I’m happy for my family and everyone that has contributed to my success."
Nick to play for England Lions against Australia A in August!
Nick has been picked to play for the England Lions side along with fellow Somerset team mate Craig Kieswetter. The Lions will take on Australia A in two four day tour matches on the 7th August (Old Trafford) and the 14th August (Edgbaston).
Nick enjoys a superb return to Cricket!
Nick Compton recovered from his back injury in time to play in Somerset' s last home LV=CC match of the 2012 season. An away win at Sussex put Somerset in the running for second place, and another home win against relegated Worcestershire would secure that. A fantastic bowling spell from Abdur Rehman set the game up and Nick enjoyed his return to the middle by making 155* taking his tally to 1,494 runs for the season. Somerset won within 3 days by an innings and Nick will now be hoping this latest ton boosts his England chances: “It’s out of my hands now. If I haven’t done enough to merit a chance, I’m not sure what more I can do."
'Compo's Clips' to air on Cricket AM
Check out a new special edition of Compo's Clips as Nick goes behind the scenes of Somerset's FLt20 Quarter Final preparation. Nick and his camera follows the before, during and after - all for Cricket AM which will be screened on Sky Sports on Saturday 28th July.
Cricket v Tennis
Nick Compton will once again feature on Cricket AM this Saturday (7th July) as he faces a different challenge!
Nick spent a day at the Wimbledon Tennis Court in his pads and faced 140mph serves from retired tennis favourites Goran Ivanisevic and Wayne Ferreira. Cricket AM will air on Saturday 7th July at 9am on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD (Channel 401)
The Cricket Paper: Weekly Blog
Check out Nick's weekly article in the Cricket Paper released every Wednesday - The Cricket Paper is a weekly publication packed with news, reports and features about the sport and costs £1.50, in news agents and supermarkets throughout the UK. It will cover all cricket, from the Test arena down to the club scene.
Welcome to my site!
Welcome to my new website where you can keep up to date with all my latest projects on and off the field. I hope you all enjoy the content as I have tried to include as much interesting material as possible - if there is anything else you would like, please don't hesitate to drop us a line! Since joining Somerset in 2010 it has been a rollercoaster ride of highs and lows with us reaching five finals and coming runners up in each one. The CLt20 was a great experience for all the lads and we are confident that 2012 will be our year. Thanks for all your support - I hope I can keep you entertained on and off the pitch for many seasons to come! Best Wishes, Nick.