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Ben Compton Signs New Contract with Nottinghamshire CCC

Ben Compton Signs New Contract with Nottinghamshire CCC
Ben Compton Signs New Contract with Nottinghamshire CCC

Nottinghamshire batsman Ben Compton has agreed a new one-year deal with the county for the 2021 season.

The left-hander earned an initial one-year contract – his first professional deal – during the 2019 close-season having impressed in Second XI cricket and made two First-Class appearances.

“I’m really grateful to Nottinghamshire for giving me the chance to make it as a professional cricketer, and that I’ll have a further year to prove myself at Trent Bridge,” he said.

“I’m under no illusions that it’s a challenge to force your way into the first team – and even harder to become established – but I’m absolutely committed to putting the work in.

“The competition for a spot in the senior side is tough, but the blend of talent and experience we have at the club can only help develop my game and bring the best out of all of us.”

Compton, 25, is the second Notts player in as many days to have committed their future to the club for the upcoming campaign, alongside Academy graduate Lyndon James.

“Ben is a classical top-order batsman in some ways; someone who has modelled the way he plays on the patience and concentration required to be successful in red-ball cricket,” said Head Coach Peter Moores.

“During the final few games of 2020, we saw Ben Slater and Haseeb Hameed start to establish themselves as an opening partnership, and Ben Duckett settle-in as a high quality number three.

“That was great to see, and the challenge for Ben is to continue with his exemplary professionalism, to push them all the way for their spots and be able to deputise when required.

“In the last 12 months, he’s gone from making an impression in our second team to making his debut and becoming a permanent face in our senior squad.

“That first full season with us has been a season like no other, but his commitment and professionalism have been plain to see.

“He’s fully earned the opportunity to continue his career with us.”