Ben Compton: Nottinghamshire batsman agrees one-year deal

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Ben Compton is part of the same cricketing family which produced England openers Denis Compton and Nick Compton

Ben Compton has signed his first professional contract at Nottinghamshire after agreeing a one-year deal.

The 25-year-old batsman made his first-class debut at Trent Bridge against Warwickshire in September.

"I'm delighted to sign for Notts - it's a great opportunity at a great club," he said.

Compton is the grandson of former England legend Denis Compton and cousin of ex-England opener Nick Compton.

The South Africa-born left-hander hit four centuries for Kent's Second XI early in the 2019 campaign, and struck a further hundred for Nottinghamshire's seconds in August.

He made two appearances for Notts at the tail-end of last season, with his highest score of 16 not out coming against Surrey.

"My ambition has always been to be a successful professional cricketer, and this deal is a great chance for me to try to do that," he added.

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