Middlesex County Cricket Club is delighted to announce that Nick Compton has signed an extension to his contract with the club. The new contract will see Compton playing at Middlesex until at least the end of the 2018 season.

Compton, 33, started his career at Middlesex and made his first-class debut in 2004. He spent the next six years at Lord’s, before leaving to join Somerset, where he spent five years between 2010 and 2014. Compton returned to Middlesex in 2015 and across his two spells with the club has made 174 appearances in all formats, scoring 6,278 runs.

Speaking of Compton’s contract extension, Angus Fraser, Middlesex’s Managing Director of Cricket, commented…

"Nick had a difficult season in 2016 but he remains a high-quality player. He is fit and still has an extremely strong desire to score runs, and to contribute to the success of Middlesex CCC both on and off the field. We look forward to working with him for at least the next couple of seasons."

Upon signing his new contract, Compton himself said…

“I am delighted to have the opportunity to extend my contract with Middlesex and I look forward to the prospect of further success. Angus Fraser’s vision to make Middlesex a Championship winning team again was a major factor in me returning to Lord’s in 2015, and I am delighted to have played my part in helping the club to runners-up position in 2015, and to the County Championship title in 2016.

“The last day of the 2016 County Championship season against Yorkshire created a memory to last a lifetime. The challenge for us now, is to sustain our cricketing excellence, develop our white-ball cricket further, and keep nurturing quality young players like Nick Gubbins to enable the club to be the best it can be for many years to come.

“Middlesex is in my blood, and I would love 2017 to be a brilliant year, especially as it is the 60th anniversary of my grand-father Denis’s remarkable summer of 1947 when he scored 3,816 runs, with a record 18 centuries, and took 57 wickets to help Middlesex win the Championship. England also beat South Africa 3-0 that year – so let’s hope it’s a good omen for 2017.”