Compton's Test aspirations hurt

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Opening batsman Nick Compton's hopes of a recall to England's Test squad have been hampered by a display of dissent in the County Championship this week.

Opening batsman Nick Compton's hopes of a recall to England's Test squad have been hampered by a display of dissent in the County Championship this week.

Compton hasn't played international cricket since May 2013, but is pushing for a return on the back of a fine stretch of form at first-class level this month.

His disagreement with an lbw decision during Somerset's clash with Durham at Chester-le-Street has, however, brought a considerable reprimand from the England and Wales Cricket Board.

"Compton was reported by umpires Michael Gough and David Millns during Somerset's County Championship match against Durham on 20th to 23rd April 2014, for a Level One breach of the code – showing dissent at an umpire's decsion by word or action," read a statement from the ECB.

"The penalty for these offences is a reprimand. These penalties will remain on their records for a period of two years and the accumulation of nine or more penalty points in any two year period will result in an automatic suspension."

England's next assignment, under new head coach Peter Moores and assistant coach Paul Farbrace, will be a home series against Sri Lanka, featuring a one-off Twenty20 International, five ODIs and two Tests between 20 May and 24 June. Lord's in London will host the first Test and Headingley in Leeds the second.

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