Squad No. 2
Did You Know...
My earliest cricketing memory is
Watching the 2005 Ashes series
My favourite sportsperson is
The teams I support in other sports are
Arsenal, West Ham
My favourite colour is
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
|Born||29th March 1994 (in Durban, South Africa)||Debut||2022 vs. Essex|
|Years of Service||2021-||Capped||-|
|Best Bat||FC: 129, List A: 102||Bowl||Right-arm off-break|
|Best Bowl||-||Shirt Sponsor||-|
Ben Compton signed for Kent on a two-year contract in October 2021.
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.
Durham Second XI, Hampshire Second XI, Norfolk, Nottinghamshire, MCC Young Cricketers