Nick Browne signs two-year contract extension

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Essex County Cricket Club are pleased to confirm that opening batter, Nick Browne, has signed a contract extension and will stay with the Club until at least the end of the 2023 season.

The 30-year-old made his first-class debut in 2013 and has scored 6,182 first-class runs for the side at an average of 38.16.

Browne has been hugely influential for Essex over recent years, with his runs contributing to the Club winning two Division Two and two Division One titles, as well as the inaugural Bob Willis Trophy.

He joins the list of homegrown players who have committed their futures to Club in recent weeks, with Sam Cook, Dan Lawrence and Jamie Porter all signing contract extensions at Chelmsford.

Browne is delighted to extend his stay and said: “I’m thrilled to sign an extension and prolong my time at the Club by another two years, as Essex is my boyhood team and extremely close to my heart.

“We have a hugely talented squad and we weren’t up to our normal standards last year. Nobody was more frustrated about that than us, so in 2022 we’ll look to come back strong and challenge for the top trophies.

“We also have an amazing fan base and the support we get is up there with the best in the country. The Members and fans are extremely loyal and passionate, and it’s a joy to play in front of them on a regular basis.”

Essex Chief Executive Officer, John Stephenson, added: “Nick is an important player for us, so I’m delighted he’s signed up for another two years.

“He’s been a vital part of the Club’s red-ball success over the last six years, and it’s not a surprise that his best seasons with the bat have coincided with the team winning trophies.

“Hopefully Nick will be back to his best next year and we can look forward to some excellent displays with him opening the batting.”