Browne signs contract extension with home County


Essex opening batsman Nick Browne has signed a contract extension that will keep him at the Club until the conclusion of the 2019 season.

The 26-year-old is the latest homegrown talent to commit his future to the County Champions and has been rewarded after an impressive first season in Division One.

The left-hander finished as Essex’s top Championship run-scorer in 2017, scoring 952 runs at an average of 43.27 including a high score of 221.

Browne is delighted to commit his future to his home County and commented: “After the season we have had, it was an easy decision to sign a contract extension.

“It was so special to celebrate the Championship at Chelmsford, I really got a sense of how much it meant to the members’ and fans. Winning the County Championship with your home County is something you dream of as a kid and it was an incredible season.

“We have the squad that can create an era of success that will go down in Essex history. Now it is time to work harder than ever before, to try and repeat this year’s heroics.”

Essex Head Coach Chris Silverwood is thrilled key batsman Browne has signed a new contract and added: “Nick had an excellent first season in Division One and was a key part of clinching a first County Championship for 25 years.

“He has been consistent in his performances ever since he came into the side and the key for Nick is to continue to work just as hard as he has done so far. At 26, he has a lot of good seasons ahead of him and we are delighted he has committed his future to the Club.”