Nick Browne (cricketer)

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Nick Browne
Personal information
Full name Nicholas Laurence Joseph Browne
Born (1991-03-24) 24 March 1991 (age 24)
Leytonstone, England
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Right-arm leg break
Domestic team information
Years Team
2013–present Essex (squad no. 10)
First-class debut 28 May 2013 Essex v Worcestershire
List A debut 27 July 2015 Essex v Lancashire
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 25 6 8
Runs scored 1,591 116 81
Batting average 41.67 23.20 16.20
100s/50s 6/5 0/1 0/0
Top score 151* 69 38
Balls bowled 256
Wickets 0
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match n/a n/a
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 26/– 1/– 3/–
Source: CricketArchive, 14 August 2015

Nicholas Laurence Joseph Browne (born 24 March 1991 in Leytonstone) is an English cricketer who plays for Essex as a left-handed batsman who bowls leg breaks.[1]

He studied at Trinity Catholic High School, Woodford Green, and played, since childhood, for South Woodford CC.

Making his first-class debut in May 2013 against Worcestershire, he scored 3 and took 0-59 in a rain effected draw.[2]

Browne scored his maiden first-class fifty in June 2014: in a County Championship game against Gloucestershire, he scored 65 in a partnership of 139 with fellow opener, Tom Westley. [3]

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.

At the Kia Oval on 27 April 2015 Browne made his highest First Class score to date, scoring 143 against Surrey

In a County Championship match versus Lancashire at Old Trafford on 9 July he scored 105 in the first innings, and 50 in the second innings as Essex were made to follow on.

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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