Nick Compton selected for England Lions

Compton the Lionheart called up after sparkling start to season

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21:01 GMT, 27 April 2012

Nick Compton has been called up by
the England Lions following his superb start to the LV= County
Championship season with Somerset.

Compton, the 28-year-old grandson of England great Denis, has been included after scoring 685 first-class runs already in 2012.

Lions made: Somerset's Nick Compton (right) called up

Lions made: Somerset's Nick Compton (right) called up

The 12-man squad to face West Indies on May 10 will be led by Notts batsman James Taylor, despite his struggle for runs so far this season.

His county colleague Samit Patel, who played for England in Sri Lanka in the winter, is in but Ravi Bopara is not, indicating that he could be in the Test squad to face the Windies.