Compton named in County Select XI squad

Monday 23rd May 2022

Men’s First Team

Compton named in County Select XI squad

Kent opener Ben Comption has been selected to the County Select XI squad that will play New Zealand in a four-day match at the Cloud County Ground, Chelmsford from Thursday.

Former Kent Academy scholar, Sussex’s Ollie Robinson, and Warwickshire’s Dom Sibley, are the two England capped players in a 12-man squad that will be overseen by ECB Elite Performance Pathway Coach, Richard Dawson.

Left-hander Compton, who leads the run-scoring in Division One of the LV= Insurance County Championship this season with 878, has been rewarded with a place following his start to the Summer.

The squad was selected from the pool of available players following consultation with the first-class counties.

Richard Dawson said: “We have selected a strong squad of players who are in form and who deserve the opportunity to test themselves against high-class international opposition.

“Matches like this provide a valuable opportunity to see how the selected players handle a step up from county ranks and I am looking forward to working alongside them.

“I would also like to thank the first-class counties for their collaborative approach during a busy period.”

County Select XI squad:

  • Jack Blatherwick (Lancashire)
  • Michael Burgess (Warwickshire)
  • Ben Compton (Kent)
  • Ben Gibbon (Worcestershire)
  • Nick Gubbins (Hampshire)
  • Tom Haines (Sussex)
  • Lyndon James (Nottinghamshire)
  • Ryan Patel (Surrey)
  • Liam Patterson-White (Nottinghamshire)
  • Jamie Porter (Essex)
  • Ollie Robinson (Sussex)
  • Dom Sibley (Warwickshire)

Kent Spitfires face-off against Somerset in a repeat of the 2021 Vitality Blast Final under the lights at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence

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