Nick Browne (cricketer)
|Full name||Nicholas Laurence Joseph Browne|
24 March 1991 |
|Bowling style||Right-arm leg break|
|Domestic team information|
|2013–present||Essex (squad no. 10)|
|First-class debut||28 May 2013 Essex v Worcestershire|
|List A debut||27 July 2015 Essex v Lancashire|
|Source: CricketArchive, 14 August 2015|
He studied at Trinity Catholic High School, Woodford Green, and played, since childhood, for South Woodford CC.
His maiden First-Class Hundred came the following week against Derbyshire at Chesterfield, he was unbeaten on 132*, the highest score ever made by an Essex opener carrying his bat. In the second innings he became the first Essex player since Ravi Bopara in 2010 to score a century in both innings of a match finishing with 100*. He spent every minute of the match on the pitch.
In the final fixture of the 2014 season he scored 118 against Worcestershire at Chelmsford.
He continued his run of good form with his sixth Championship century against Glamorgan making 129 in an opening stand of 237 with Liam Dawson at Chelmsford on 14 July 2015. The following day he was awarded his County Cap during the lunch interval.
Browne became the first Essex player to reach 1,000 First-Class runs in a season since Ravi Bopara achieved the feat in 2008. He brought up the milestone on day four of the match against Leicestershire during a career best knock of 151* in the second innings.
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