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  • My earliest cricketing memory is

    Watching the 2005 Ashes series

  • My favourite sportsperson is

    Oleksandr Usyk

  • The teams I support in other sports are

    Arsenal, West Ham

  • My favourite colour is

    Sky blue

  • My favourite food is

    Torn between good pasta and pizza

  • My favourite musical artist is

    Red Hot Chili Peppers

  • My favourite film is

    Saving Private Ryan/Shawshank Redemption

  • A hobby/interest I have outside of cricket is

    Films, Boxing, visiting nature reserves

  • My proudest cricketing moment is

    Scoring my first century in front of my parents

Ben Compton

BatLeft-handBowlRight-arm off-break
Born29th March 1994 (in Durban, South Africa)National Team EligibilityEngland
Years of Service2021-Debut2022 vs. Essex
Nickname(s)Compo, BrennanCapped-
Local ClubSevenoaks Vine CCShirt Sponsor-
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Other Teams

Durham Second XI, Hampshire Second XI, Norfolk, Nottinghamshire, MCC Young Cricketers

Overseas Teams

Mountaineers (Zimbabwe)

Player Biography

The left-hander featured for Kent Second XI in the 2019 Second XI Championship, making 116 not out on debut, scoring successive hundreds against Middlesex and Sussex, and averaging 62.40 from eight matches.

Grandson of Denis and a cousin of Nick, Compton made his debut for Kent in 2022’s County Championship curtain raiser against Essex at Chelmsford – where he would record a new first-class best score – 129 runs opening the batting from 289 deliveries.

Following his exploits at Chelmsford, Compton scored 104* on home debut against Lancashire at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence – becoming the first men’s player to score two hundreds in their first two first-class innings for the county after Martin van Jaarsveld’s debut in 2005 against Warwickshire.

Compton’s innings against a Lancashire attack including the likes of Pakistan’s Hassan Ali was also the first time a Kent Men’s batter had carried their bat through an innings since Daniel Bell-Drummond in 2017.

He was the second man overall and first in Division One to pass 1,000 Championship runs that season in June. By the end of the season, Compton had scored 1,193 runs at an average of 54.22, & was the most selected player in BBC Sport’s County Championship Team of Year.

Compton won big at the 2022 Spitfire Kent Cricket Awards, winning three accolades in his debut season for Kent: Batter of the Year, Players’ Player of the Year & also Player of the Year, the latter being voted for by the Club’s Members & supporters.

In the Winter of 2022/23 he surpassed his best first-class score twice playing for Mountaineers in Zimbabwe, with 217 & 154 in the Logan Cup – it also took him past a career milestone of 2,000 first-class runs.