Browne is stay­ing at home

The Cricket Paper - - NEWS - By Richard Mar­shall

ES­SEX opener Nick Browne has re­vealed that he leapt at the chance to sign a new con­tract with the County Cham­pi­ons.

Browne, 26, is now tied to Es­sex un­til the end of the 2019 sea­son hav­ing scored 952 Cham­pi­onship runs in 2017 as Es­sex won the ti­tle for the first time since 1992, go­ing un­beaten.

Browne has been tipped to earn an Eng­land call-up and shared a coun­tyrecord open­ing stand of 373 with Alas­tair Cook against Mid­dle­sex in June.

He said: “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.”

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