Nick Compton

  • Cook backs Root's role as an opener July 10, 2013

    Nottingham, United Kingdom: England captain Alastair Cook said Tuesday he had no qualms about having Joe Root open alongside him in the cauldron of an Ashes Test. All of Root's six previous Tests have been as a middleorder batsman, with the 22yearold's average 42.40 not bad for a fledgling international. But...
  • Nick Compton's Ashes hopes dented by England snub June 24, 2013

    London: England gave a major hint regarding their thinking ahead of the first Ashes Test against Australia by dropping Nick Compton and promoting Joe Root to opener for a fourday warmup match against county side Essex. Compton has paid the price for scoring just 39 runs in four innings in the...
  • As it happened: New Zealand v England, 3rd Test, Day 5 March 26, 2013

    Live updates from the day five of the third Test between New Zealand and England played at at Eden Park, Auckland. England second innings: End of over 143: 315 for 9 It's a draw. Great stuff by England against all odds. The series ends in a 00 draw. Credit goes to Matt...
  • As it happened: New Zealand v England, 3rd Test, Day 4 March 25, 2013

    Live updates from the day two of the third Test between New Zealand and England played at at Eden Park, Auckland. England 2nd innings End of Day 4: 90 for 4 Kane Williamson got another wicket in the form of nightwatchman Steve Finn in the last over of Day 2. It was...
  • As it happened: 3rd Test, NZ vs England, Day 3 March 24, 2013

    Live updates from the day two of the third Test between New Zealand and England played at at Eden Park, Auckland. New Zealand 2nd innings: End of over 23: 33 for 3 (stumps) What a day in terms of competitive cricket. New Zealand made just 25 runs in the last 15 overs...
  • NZ vs Eng, 2nd Test Day 2: as it happened March 15, 2013

    Live updates from day two of 2nd Test between New Zealand and England played at Basin Reserve, Wellington. New Zealand, 1st innings End of 33 overs: 66 for 3 (Stumps) That's it for today as umpire Asad Rauf calls it stumps. New Zealand looked fine until the two quick wickets that rattled...
  • Trott terms Compton the perfect replacement for Strauss March 14, 2013

    Wellington: Jonathan Trott has showered praise on his team-mate Nick Compton, saying he has the ability to go a long way and is the perfect man to replace Andrew Strauss as England opener. "It's a great start to his career," said Trott of Compton. "I hope he can go on and...
  • We have some confidence after that fightback: Cook March 13, 2013

    Wellington: Alastair Cook did not quite agree his side may have the momentum from the drawn first Test against New Zealand as they head into the second on Thursday though his assertion they were growing in confidence sent an ominous warning to Brendon McCullum's team. New Zealand dominated the first innings'...
  • Rain more a factor than lost time says Brendon McCullum March 10, 2013

    Dunedin: Rain that washed out the entire first day of the first Test against England probably had a greater effect than just reducing the actual playing time, New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum said after the game ended in a draw on Sunday. England batted for almost two full days to...
  • Maiden Test ton is Nick Compton's biggest relief March 9, 2013

    Dunedin: England opener Nick Compton was mighty relieved at scoring his first Test century, and doubly so after making a duck in his team's first innings at the University Oval on Wednesday. Compton walked out with Alastair Cook on day four with England trailing New Zealand by 293 runs, and...
  • 1st Test: Cook, Compton in 231-run opening stand March 9, 2013

    Dunedin: Alastair Cook scored his 24th Test century and Nick Compton his first Saturday in an 231-run opening partnership which steered England towards parity with New Zealand on the fourth day of the first Test. At stumps England were 234-1, 59 runs behind New Zealand with a day to play....
  • New Zealand vs England, 1st Test, Day 4: As it happened March 9, 2013

    Live updates from day four of the first Test between New Zealand and England at University Oval, Dunedin. England, 2nd innings: End of Day 4: 234 for 1 England showed a great fightback in the second innings after the poor show in the first innings. Both the openers Nick Compton and Alastair...
  • 4th Test: England inch closer to series win; reach 161/3 December 16, 2012

    Jamtha, Nagpur: Jonathan Trott dashed India's hope of running down England in the final session as the visitors were 161 for 3 at stumps leading by 165 runs on day four of the fourth Test here on Sunday. In the posttea session, India had only one success in the form...
  • The ball hit my gloves: Compton on his lbw December 6, 2012

    Kolkata: England opener Nick Compton, who was adjudged leg before wicket by umpire Rod Tucker on Thursday, claimed that the ball had brushed his gloves before hitting the pads. "I am a bit disappointed. The ball had actually hit my gloves before hitting the pads," Compton, who posted his maiden...
  • 3rd Test: Cook punishes listless India with another century December 6, 2012

    Kolkata: Alastair Cook continued to prosper on the Indian pitches as his brilliant unbeaten hundred, fifth in a row as England captain and third on the trot in this series, helped England dominate yet another day in the series, reaching 216 for 1 at stumps after bowling out India for...
  • Ind vs Eng, 1st Test, Day 4: As it happened November 18, 2012

    The pair thwarted India's bowlers with a 141run stand to take the Ahmedabad Test into the final day....
  • First session tomorrow would be crucial: Ojha November 17, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Having starred with a fivewicket haul, India's leftarm spinner Pragyan Ojha said that the first session of play on Sunday would be crucial to the outcome of the first cricket Test against England. "The first session would be crucial. It will set the tone for the rest of the...
  • England batsmen make life hell for themselves November 17, 2012

    Test matches are often decided in sessions. If England go on to lose this match it is a distinct possibility, trailing India as they do by 219 runs they will look back at the first session of day three with a degree of frustration, bitterness and confusion. Frustration because...
  • Boycott questions England's ability to play spin November 16, 2012

    London: Former captain Geoffrey Boycott has questioned England's ability to play spin on the turning subcontinent pitches after they lost three quick wickets in the first Test against India in Ahmedabad. After India declared at a mammoth 521 for eight on the second evening, opener Nick Compton, James Anderson and...
  • HaryanaEngland XI warmup: As it happened November 11, 2012

    Haryana innings: Haryana 133 for 6 in 42 overs: It's over, finally. The match ends in a draw. The English team got some good practice, it has to be said, especially their batsmen. Kevin Pietersen, Nick Compton, Alastair Cook, Jonathan Trott all got plenty of runs ahead of the first Test....
  • Har vs Eng XI: Trott, Compton solid after Dewan 144 November 10, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Opener Nick Compton notched his second halfcentury of the match Saturday as England reached 118 for 0 in their second innings after taking a 188run firstinnings lead over Haryana on the third day of a fourday practice game ahead of their Test series in India. Compton scored an unbeaten 54,...
  • Haryana vs Eng XI: as it happened November 8, 2012

    England XI first innings, day one England XI 408 for 3 in 90 overs: It's stumps. It's been a great day for the visitors battingwise. Kevin Pietersen has been the player of the day with 110, while Alastair Cook (97), Nick Compton (74) and Ian Bell (56 not out) also spent...
  • I've an eye at opening batsman spot: Compton November 5, 2012

    Mumbai: Struggling England opener Nick Compton on Monday said that he's satisfied that he could stay on the wicket for sufficient time and score runs against Mumbai A in the drawn threeday practice game here. "It's not been the ideal start. Sometimes you have to give yourself time. It's a new...
  • Mumbai AEngland XI tie ends as a draw November 5, 2012

    Mumbai: England emerged with a few positives, ahead of the opening Test of the fourgame series against India, from their threeday warmup game against Mumbai A that ended in a draw at the D Y Patil Stadium here on Monday. The visitors first shot out the home team for 286 to...
  • Compton geared up for India challenge September 19, 2012

    London: Nick Compton is relishing the chance to follow in the footsteps of his legendary grandfather after the Somerset batsman was named in England's Test squad for their tour of India. Until now Compton has been more famous for the exploits of England great Denis Compton than his own achievements...