His success ensured him the NBC Denis Compton award for the second consecutive year. In November 2018, he began working as a Senior Director of Global Content & Artist Strategy at Universal Music Group. As per the reports of ‘The Guardian’, Nick Compton decided to take an indefinite break from cricket after this series. He is a right-handed top order batsman and occasional right-arm off spin bowler. The end of the season saw Compton helping Somerset against the odds to the semi-final of the 2011 Champions League Twenty20 in India. This has opened my eyes to a different perspective of life. But after a nervous time in the return series against the Black Caps, with much attention being placed on a strokeless innings at Headingley, Compton was dropped for the Ashes in part, at least, to accommodate Joe Root in an ill-fated experiment at the top of the order. He has amassed more than 1.6 million followers to his @nick Instagram account. Indian, Kenyan and Sri Lankan cultures, for example, seemed to remind me of my youth in South Africa.
Following the retirement of Andrew Strauss and the exclusion of Kevin Pietersen, Compton's weight of runs was enough to earn him a first call-up to the England Test squad for the tour to India 2012-13.
This was a huge blow to his stability as a player. But he grew increasingly frustrated with what he perceived as a lack of opportunities and moved to Somerset ahead of the 2010 season. Twenty years of professional cricket and travel awakened some hidden instincts in me. But as believed, with great expectations comes great responsibilities, and Nick fulfilled the expectations as a strong-willed top-order batsman with a correct technique that was highly enough regarded to win England’s international Test cap.
Compton was raised in South Africa and honed an aptitude for sport, earning representative honours at tennis, football and hockey for Natal and holding down a single-figure golf handicap. This was a huge blow to his stability as a player. 79.2k Followers, 3,615 Following, 1,792 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from NICK • COMPTON (@nick.compton) Though Nick’s performance was impressive in the club cricket but due to the lack of consistency and availability of other equally talented players, he failed to cement his place in the national team. His promising performances for Middlesex's Under-19s and Second XI led him to receive the NBC Denis Compton Award, named after his grandfather, awarded to the most promising Middlesex player in 2001. Cricket, representing Somerset, Middlesex and England, took me far and wide. The Ashes 2013: Were the selectors unfair to Nick Compton? Through photography, I found an outlet to another personality within me, one perhaps hidden by the intensity of sporting competitiveness and suburban life. He co-founded Social Chain in February 2015 and began building and advising some of the biggest influencers and global brands. 3 for Somerset.
Selected to open the batting for England after a prolific domestic season in 2012, he didn't do too much wrong in nine Tests but England concluded Compton was not the man for the national side. In November 2015, after more than two years out of the side Compton was recalled to the Test squad for the tour to South Africa. In the series against New Zealand in 2013, the much anticipated knock came. The disadvantage - the obvious comparison to family members. Compton impressed as a dominating batsman in the school playing as captain and was prolific during the 2000 season for Middlesex's Under-19 side. He later moved to Los Angeles, California. June 26, 1983, Durban, Natal, South Africa, Major teams England, England Lions, Mashonaland Eagles, Middlesex, Somerset, Education Hilton College, SA, Harrow School, Durham University, Relation They say you can never get Africa out of you and I can attest to that. He was born and raised in Bradford, England alongside his younger brother. Nick Compton is a South African-born English first-class cricketer who plays for Middlesex. His 92 runs knock against Bangladesh was impressive and he topped the England A averages with 140 runs at 46.66. Join Facebook to connect with Nick Compton and others you may know. After his comeback in series against South Africa, he scored just 51 runs in five innings during the following Test series against Sri Lanka in 2016.
But amidst these travels, slowly but surely, my African life returned. As evident, passion for cricket runs through his blood and he soon earned. I retired from professional sport at the end of 2018 and after 20 years of immense dedication and hard work I realised that I wanted to reconnect with some of my creative passions in order to help me transition out of sport.
Here I am, expressing myself through a different medium; Photography and Media. Great-uncle - LH Compton, The inevitability that he would be dropped once more after a dismal home Test series against Sri Lanka demotivated him and caused him to ask his county, Middlesex, for a leave of absence from the game. He was born and raised in Bradford, England alongside his younger brother. Uncle - PMD Compton. Grandfather - DCS Compton, He has amassed more than 1.6 million followers to his @nick Instagram account. He arrived in the UK as a teenager, attending Harrow School. Compton was the only English batsman to score 1,000 runs in the County Championship and won the PCA Player of the Year award for the first time. His 152 runs against Cricket Board Academy side at Mirpur was a truly a class apart. This was my first singular but harsh step towards following a real ambition of wanting to emulate my grandfather Denis in playing cricket for England. As per the reports of ‘The Guardian’.
For Nick Compton, being the grandson of legendary cricketer Dennis Compton and great nephew of Arsenal footballer Leslie Compton is both an advantage as well as a disadvantage.
Unfortunately for Compton, it seems the England selectors were no longer interested; a suspicion that was underlined when he was omitted from the Lions tour to South Africa that winter. He played for England Under-19s in 2001-02 but took some time to break through into the Middlesex side. View the profiles of people named Nick Compton. Entrepreneur who first gained popularity on YouTube, then became a co-founder of the social media marketing agency Social Chain. Middlesex and England top-order batsman Nick Compton is taking an indefinite break from cricket. It tugged at my craving for the everyday breath you might find in humanity and wildlife outside of competition. He played a total of 133 matches in the first spell of his contract with Middlesex and amassed 4515 runs. Compton made his maiden Test half-century in the 3rd Test at Eden Gardens, going on to his highest test score of 57. Twenty years of professional cricket and travel awakened some hidden instincts in me. While his performances in a four-Test series in which England prevailed 2-1 were not a complete success, Compton's steady starts in spinning conditions left a feeling that he had potential to succeed. Three Championship matches in 2004 brought little return but when his chance finally came again at the start of 2006 he made the most of it. He is a right-handed top order batsman and occasional right-arm off spin bowler. Somehow I achieved this and in doing so I enjoyed some great, amazing moments.
RoleBatsman/Right-handed, Right-arm off break Bowler, Relation(s)Denis Compton (Grandfather), Leslie Compton (Grand-uncle), Richard Compton (Father), Glynis Compton (Mother), Patrick Compton (Uncle). Nick Compton averaged 12.75 in the recent Test series against Sri Lanka. He also became the COO of the popular web group Team 10 up until his departure in 2018. For Nick Compton, being the grandson of legendary cricketer Dennis Compton and great nephew of Arsenal footballer Leslie Compton is both an advantage as well as a disadvantage. As evident, passion for cricket runs through his blood and he soon earned sports scholarship scheme in his school days.
He was denied by the weather at New Road but in a season ruined by rain he finished with 1,494 at 99.60. Nick Compton is a South African-born English first-class cricketer who plays for Middlesex. June 26, 1983, Durban, Natal, South Africa, Hilton College, SA, Harrow School, Durham University. Nick Compton dug in to defy the home attack. In 2011, against Durham he scored his personal best of 254*, giving a glimpse of his utter sharp batting skills. Born and raised in the suburbs of South Africa, Nick moved to England in his teens. I found visual energy a real excitement.
However, Compton's solid and composed batting technique has allowed him to form his own individual personality as a patient and dependable top order batsman.
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