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Yuvraj Singh called upon by MCC to play in T20 event
Yuvraj Singh called upon by MCC to play in T20 event

Yuvraj Singh of Rest of the World in action during the MCC and Rest of the World match at Lord's Cricket Ground on July 5, 2014 Indian national team hero for several years and 2015 World Cup cast-off Yuvraj Singh has been added to the MCC squad for the Emirates T20 tournament in Dubai in March. Yuvraj will play alongside former England Test captain Alastair Cook, international batsmen Nick Compton and Michael Carberry, Nep

Jan 30 2015
Ashes: Why no Compton?
Ashes: Why no Compton?

Nick Compton must be wondering what he must to do to get back into the English team With the return fixture of the Ashes quickly approaching, all eyes were on the selectors when they announced the squad for the trip. The inclusion of Michael Carberry over Nick Compton certainly raised a few eyebrows among Betfair punters. Before being usurped by Joe Root, Compton was trailed as England’s opening batsman. He played nine tests for England and m

Oct 4 2013
Somerset v Derbyshire: Day 2
Somerset v Derbyshire: Day 2

Craig Kieswetter (C) of Somerset is bowled by Shivnarine Chanderpaul of Derbyshire during day two of the LV County Championship Division One match between Somerset and Derbyshire at The County Ground on September 4, 2013 in Taunton, England. (Getty Images) Roll up, roll up! Place your bets, ladies and gentlemen, on the winners of this absorbing game of cricket. Somerset lead by 36 runs and will probably, with Piyush Chawla in their ranks, fancy

Sep 4 2013
The Ashes 2013: Were the selectors unfair to Nick Compton?
The Ashes 2013: Were the selectors unfair to Nick Compton?

Nick Compton: Given a raw deal? Nick Compton was elevated to the England Test team after a lengthy first-class career of over 100 games with an average in the low 40s. Thrown into the difficult subcontinent environment for the 2012-13 four-test England visit, he scraped 208 runs at an average of 34.66 with one half-century. Not a lot of runs to be sure, but he did stay out in the middle for fairly long periods, once for over three-and-a-half ho

Jul 10 2013
Is dropping Nick Compton for the Ashes the right move?
Is dropping Nick Compton for the Ashes the right move?

England name 13-man squad for first Ashes test
England name 13-man squad for first Ashes test

As expected Nick Compton was dropped from the England squad for the first Test match against Australia that begins on July 10 at Trent Bridge. Batsman Kevin Pietersen, fast bowler Stuart broad and spinner Graeme Swann have all made a comeback into the national team after having completely recovered from injuries. Joe Root is expected to partner Alastair Cook at the top of the order while Steven Finn and Tim Bresnan will have to battle it out for

Jul 6 2013
Joe de vivre: The root to England’s future
Joe de vivre: The root to England’s future

England’s Joe Root celebrates his century against New Zealand It seemed almost inevitable. From the moment he scored a composed 73 on debut at Nagpur, the shrewdest of judges, the harshest of critics and the most discerning of fans had Joe Root inked in at the top of the order for the next 10 years or so. That said, perhaps nobody expected it to happen quickly; it may seem a lifetime ago, but it was only recently that Nick Compton scored

Jul 5 2013
Nick Compton feels he was not given a fair chance to prove his mettle
Nick Compton feels he was not given a fair chance to prove his mettle

Nick Compton feels ‘let down’ Nick Compton believes he did not get “a fair crack of the whip” by English selectors. While he has not yet been officially dropped from the Ashes squad, the fact that he has not been included in England squad for their practice matches means that the official word is just a formality. He said: “I don’t feel that I had a fair crack of the whip. I don’t really know where thin

Jul 4 2013
Flower says ‘favourites’ England respect Aussies
Flower says ‘favourites’ England respect Aussies

England coach Andy Flower has insisted his side won’t take Australia lightly when they face the “different challenge” of starting the Ashes as firm favourites. England have won the last two Ashes series, with their most recent success a 3-1 series win in Australia in 2010/11. Now, on home soil, against an Australia who on Monday sacked coach Mickey Arthur and have been beset by problems on and off the field, with David Warner s

Jun 29 2013
Who should open along with Alastair Cook in the Ashes? - Nick Compton or Joe Root?
Who should open along with Alastair Cook in the Ashes? - Nick Compton or Joe Root?

Jun 28 2013
Compton drops England hint against Aussies
Compton drops England hint against Aussies

Nick Compton (C) of Somerset plays a shot to the legside past Ed Cowan (L) of Australia as wicketkeeper Brad Haddin (R) looks on during day one of the Somerset versus Australia tour match at The County Ground on June 26, 2013 in Taunton, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images) Somerset’s Nick Compton responded to his England demotion by re-stating his claim for an Ashes place with 81 against Australia on the first day of four at T

Jun 27 2013
Cricket: English county scores
Cricket: English county scores

English county scores on Thursday: County Championship First Division At Taunton Somerset 336-5 (N Compton 139 no) v Durham At Lord’s Middlesex 499-8 dec (C Rogers 184, N Dexter 104, S Robson 54, J Simpson 50) v Sussex 147-7 At Guildford Warwickshire 631-9 dec (V Chopra 192, K Barker 125, Ateeq Javid 85, T Ambrose 84, I Westwood 71) v Surrey 49-0 At Scarborough Nottinghamshire 443 (M Lumb 135, S Mullaney 79, P Franks 70) v Yorkshire 29-3

Jun 7 2013
England still need to solve batting quandries
England still need to solve batting quandries

For England’s test side, the series against New Zealand was much more than a chance to show their superiority that had been called into question after the drawn series at the start of the year. It was a chance to properly test how the squad would perform before the crucial back to back Ashes series. The recent comprehensive 2-0 series win will certainly give English cricket team plenty to celebrate about. Particularly, when it comes to the

May 30 2013
New Zealand take two wickets in England Test
New Zealand take two wickets in England Test

LEEDS, United Kingdom (AFP) – England batsman Nick Compton walks back to the pavilion following his dismissal during the second day of the second cricket Test against New Zealand in Leeds on May 25, 2013. New Zealand took two wickets in as many balls to reduce England to 67 for three at lunch on the second day of the second Test. New Zealand took two wickets in as many balls to reduce England to 67 for three at lunch on the second day of

May 25 2013
Wisden's cricketers of 2012 announced
Wisden's cricketers of 2012 announced

Michael Clarke has won the Wisden’s Leading Cricketer in the World award for 2012. Apart from him, the five cricketers who won Wisden’s cricketers of the year 2012 are Hashim Amla, Nick Compton, Jacques Kallis, Marlon Samuels and Dale Steyn. Below are their 2012 statistics. Michael Clarke (AUS) Tests – 11 | Runs – 1595 | Average – 106.33 | Hundreds – 5 ODIs – 15 | Runs – 656 | Average- 46.85 | Hu

Apr 10 2013
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