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CRICKET: England call-up for Nick Compton
7:40pm Tuesday 18th September 2012 in Sport
SOMERSET batsman Nick Compton has been named in England's Test squad to visit India this winter.
Compton, who has enjoyed an outstanding season with the Cidermen, joins the England set-up for the first time.
National selector Geoff Miller said: "Nick has performed well consistently for Somerset in county cricket this season, made big hundreds and shown that he has the temperament and the technique to play at a higher level."
The selectors have also named a 17-strong England Performance Programme squad, which will undertake a month-long tour of India from mid-November, and includes Somerset duo Craig Kieswetter and Jos Buttler.