Compton 'disappointed', Onions 'gutted'

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Batsman Nick Compton and seamer Graham Onions have expressed dissatisfaction after their omission from England's squad for the Ashes series in Australia later this year.

Batsman Nick Compton and seamer Graham Onions have expressed dissatisfaction after their omission from England's squad for the Ashes series in Australia later this year.

Compton debuted in November 2012, going on to score 479 Test runs at a substandard average of 31.93 before being dropped. The talented Joe Root subsequently moved to the top of the order, and the left-handed Michael Carberry gained favour with the national selectors.

Onions, meanwhile, failed to gain a berth in the 17-man squad despite a fine stretch of form for Durham. The left-armer, in fact, topped the 2013 County Championship Division One's wicket-taking ranks.

"Congratulations to all selected for Ashes. Disappointed to miss out. Honoured to have been apart of a successful year for England cricket," tweeted Compton.

"Disappointed is an understatement, absolutely gutted. I know I can be immensely proud of my efforts and what I've achieved this year," added Onions.

The first Test will get underway in Brisbane on 21 November. Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne and Sydney will host fixtures two, three, four and five respectively.

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