Compton’s in great Nick as Yorkshire struggle

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Nick Compton’s batting at Headingley placed new LV= County Championship winners Yorkshire in danger of a first home defeat of the season in the final round of matches.

He forged out a chanceless 156, by far his highest score of the summer, as Somerset replied to Yorkshire’s modest first innings score of 253 before closing the second day on 319 for three with a lead of 66.

Compton’s previous best score of the campaign was exactly 100 against Durham and his composure at the crease was such that it left one wondering why he has not achieved much more. With the title already in the bag, Yorkshire’s bowling was not as highly charged as usual but it was still good enough keep Compton and the other batsmen on their toes for much of the day as they made a determined attempt to help Somerset sign off with a win.