Nick Compton Testimonial
Posted by: chunkyinargyll (IP Logged)
Date: 20 December, 2017 12:59


After the change a couple of budgets ago to tax benefit years, it seems most clubs now award testimonials instead.

I thought they were taxed as well (maybe not?) otherwise I don't see the reason for the change in policy.

Either way- Congratulations to Nick, and may it be a successful year for him.

Re: Nick Compton Testimonial
Posted by: Jonathan Winsky (IP Logged)
Date: 20 December, 2017 19:30

This Testimonial is reward for Nick Compton’s great work over the years for Middlesex. Hopefully it will inspire him to have a great season and fire the club back to division one.

I think part of the club’s motivation for awarding him a Testimonial is that 2018 will mark 100 years since the birth of grandfather Denis, something of which there may be some publicity around Denis’s birthday of 23rd May, on which day Middlesex play a Royal London Cup match v Glamorgan at Sophia Gardens.

We will have to see how many of the events to mark Nick’s Testimonial will be targeted at the prawn and sandwich brigade and how much will be targeted at the type of supporters who post on MTWD.

Re: Nick Compton Testimonial
Posted by: The Diamond ruled ok (IP Logged)
Date: 21 December, 2017 04:47

All of the events will be targeted at the high end of the table. For years we have been asking for something for the "real" supporters to get involved with when there is a Testimonial/Benefit only to as ever not be listened to.

PS , don't make he tie a cheap cr@ppy one, for some of us it is the only contribution we will make buying one of those.

What ever the "event" is called surely they were always granted to players on length of service ie 10 years and at the end of a career? Nick has broken service with Middlesex so maybe this is just another thing that has been sidestepped.

Last time a player made any benefit money out of the support it was in plastic buckets carried through the stands on match days doing a collection.Many a pocket full of change I have put in on a Sunday for this. Not done nowadays,probably H&S and staffing issues forbid it.

Re: Nick Compton Testimonial
Posted by: EH Hendren (IP Logged)
Date: 24 February, 2018 00:15

Congratulations to Nick Compton. Wishing you a successful Testimonial Year.

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