Nick Browne extends Essex contract


Essex Cricket is pleased to announce that long-serving batter Nick Browne has signed a new contract that extends his association with the Club until the end of the 2024 season.

Born in Leytonstone, Browne has represented the Eagles since 2013, playing 178 games and scoring almost 8,500 runs across all formats.

Across his time in Essex colours, he has been most prolific in first-class cricket, hitting over 7,500 runs at an average of 35.87.

The 32-year-old has hit 31 half-centuries and 19 hundreds in the format, as well as striking three List A fifties, and has a career top score of 255 against Derbyshire in May 2016.

Having struck three further scores above 200 since, Browne also has the distinction of being joint-second on the list of double-century makers in Essex history, level with Sonny Avery.

He was awarded his county cap in 2015, and has won five trophies with Essex, including the Club’s first County Championship title for 25 years in 2017, a year in which he scored over 1,100 runs.

Upon extending his Essex career into a second decade, Browne said: “It’s fantastic to stay here at Chelmsford, a place that has given me a wonderful career and some amazing memories.

“I was born locally, and it means a huge amount to me to be able to represent the region where I grew up and developed both personally and professionally.”

“I look forward to contributing to winning more trophies for the Essex fans and Members!”

Head Coach, Anthony McGrath, added: “I’m really pleased we’ve managed to keep Nick at Essex for at least another year.

“We’ve been keen to secure the futures of our most promising young players, but a key ingredient of a winning team is getting the blend of youth and experience just right.

“Nick brings the latter in spades, and he’s a quality option at the top of the order as well as being a great character to have in the dressing room.”