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Nick Compton extends association with Middlesex

Nick Compton had two separate spells with Middlesex
Nick Compton had two separate spells with Middlesex

England batsman Nick Compton has penned a two-year contract with Middlesex which will see him remain with the English county club until the end of 2018 season.

Compton made his first-class debut for Middlesex in 2004 against Cambridge and decided to switch to Somerset between 2010 and 2014. However, he returned back to Middlesex in 2015 and overall has made 6278 runs from 174 matches for the club.

The 33-year-old has also played 16 Tests for England with his last appearance at the international coming during the home series against Sri Lanka in June last year.

Compton did not have the best of 2016 season in which he scored just 436 runs from 10 matches at an average of 27 but Middlesex’s Managing Director of Cricket Angus Fraser is confident of him turning around in the coming seasons.

"Nick had a difficult season in 2016 but he remains a high-quality player.

"He is fit and still has an extremely strong desire to score runs, and to contribute to the success of Middlesex CCC both on and off the field.

"We look forward to working with him for at least the next couple of seasons."

Compton, who was a part of the 2016 County Championship winning Middlesex side is delighted with his extended association with the club.

“I am delighted to have the opportunity to extend my contract with Middlesex and I look forward to the prospect of further success.

"Angus Fraser’s vision to make Middlesex a Championship winning team again was a major factor in me returning to Lord’s in 2015, and I am delighted to have played my part in helping the club to runners-up position in 2015, and to the County Championship title in 2016.

“The last day of the 2016 County Championship season against Yorkshire created a memory to last a lifetime.

"The challenge for us now, is to sustain our cricketing excellence, develop our white-ball cricket further, and keep nurturing quality young players like Nick Gubbins to enable the club to be the best it can be for many years to come."

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