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In England county championship 2022, this batsman has scored 345 runs in 11 days facing 918 balls. He has three consecutive centuries to his name and has batted 20 hours and 35 minutes.
While IPL 2022 is in full swing in India, in England county cricket ,England County Championship 2022) is underway. During this, a batsman’s game attracted a lot of attention in the match between Kent and Lancashire. The name of this batsman is Ben Compton (Ben Compton, He scored a century in both the innings while opening for Kent. But the more important thing was that he got out only once and that too as the last wicket in the second innings. Ben Compton’s century though Kent (Kent County Team) from defeat. Lancashire won this match by 10 wickets. Batting first, he scored 506 runs. In reply, Kent scored 260 and 279 runs. Kent got the target of 36 runs to win which he achieved without losing a wicket.
Ben Compton played an unbeaten 104 and 115 in the match. He did not get much help from the rest of the batsmen of his team. Kent’s poor batting can be gauged from the fact that apart from Compton’s century in both the innings, only one half-century was taken. Once fellow opener Jack Crawley (54) scored a half-century, then in the second innings, the number nine batsman Hamidullah Qadri (77). In the second innings, there was a partnership of 139 runs for the eighth wicket between Compton and Qadri. Had it not happened, Kent would have suffered an innings defeat.
Hitting 3 consecutive centuries as soon as the team changed
Ben Compton previously played for Nottinghamshire. From there he recently joined for Kent. This 28-year-old left-handed batsman is in amazing form after joining the new team. He has scored three consecutive centuries. However, he missed out on being part of a special club due to his dismissal in the second innings against Lancashire. If he was not out, he would have become only the seventh batsman of first class cricket who would return without getting out in both the innings after opening. But this could not happen.
345 runs scored in 11 days
Compton has an amazing record this season. He has scored 345 runs in 11 days facing 918 balls. He batted 20 hours and 35 minutes. He took the lead in front of Lancashire’s brilliant bowling attack. Kent’s defeat was decided only after his dismissal in the match. Ben Compton’s family has been associated with cricket. His cousin Nick Compton has played Test for England. He often remains in the headlines due to his rhetoric against Virat Kohli. Once he called Kohli the most abusive cricketer. While Ben’s grandfather Dennis Compton has also been a big cricketer of England.