Middlesex County Cricket Club and the England Cricket Team management have agreed for Nick Compton to be given a period of time away from cricket. Following a challenging start to the 2016 season, both physically and mentally, it has been agreed that the best way forward is for Compton to spend some time away from the game.

Commenting on Compton’s absence Middlesex CCC’s Managing Director of Cricket, Angus Fraser, said...

“Nick sets himself very high standards and makes a huge commitment to cricket. We all believe that some time away from the game now will allow him to refresh, recharge and return to play the sort of cricket we all know he is capable of producing. During this period Nick will receive the full support of Middlesex CCC and the England Cricket Team Management.”