Somerset batsman Nick Compton was not included in England's Ashes squad for the series in Australia which starts in November of this year. 

The South African-born top order batsman, who has already scored over 1000 first-class runs this season, was "disappointed to miss out" on one of the 17 places available to England selectors. 

Compton was tipped to be recalled to the Test side after missing out on the Ashes squad earlier this year, a series which England won 3-0. 

The 30-year-old averages 46.79 for his county in 11 matches this season, including two centuries. 

He last appeared for England in May in the Test series against New Zealand, but his poor showing in the series lead to Compton being dropped from the test side. 

Named as one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 2013, Compton has played nine Test matches for England with an average of 31.93 including consecutive centuries in New Zealand.

The national selectors have instead opted for Hampshire's Michael Carberry. The opening batsman has a solitary Test cap to his name - against Bangladesh in March 2010. 

However, the left-hander has represented his country in five one-day international matches.

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