Nick Browne

Country: England
Born: March 24, 1991, Leytonstone, Essex
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Legbreak
Playing role: Opening Batter

Nick Browne Bio

Nicholas Laurence Joseph Browne, commonly known as Nick Browne, is an accomplished cricketer hailing from England. Born on January 21, 1991, Browne has emerged as Essex’s most reliable opener in recent years, reminiscent of the county’s legendary batsman, Alastair Cook. Although he is yet to make his mark on the international stage, Browne has proven himself as a formidable force at the county level, with two County Championship titles to his name and the potential to achieve even greater honors.

Browne burst onto the scene in 2015, where he truly came into prominence, amassing an impressive five first-class centuries in a single season. This feat marked the first time since 2009 that an Essex batsman had exceeded 1000 runs in a campaign. The talented left-hander’s exploits with the bat caught the attention of England coach Trevor Bayliss, who praised his abilities and urged him to stake a claim for a Test cap. Displaying tremendous grit and skill, Browne made a strong case for himself, exhibiting the ability to grow into an innings and hold his ground against formidable opposition.

The winter of 2015 also proved significant for Browne, as he etched his name in history as the first English cricketer to score a double-century in Sydney First Grade. His remarkable knock of 206 for Mosman against Sydney University surpassed the previous best of 194 by former England captain Mike Gatting, a record that had stood unchallenged for 36 years. This exceptional performance further solidified Browne’s reputation as a talented and determined cricketer.

The following year, Browne continued to impress, although his form was somewhat inconsistent. However, he still managed to accumulate 1000 runs at an impressive average of 47, including a career-best 255 against Derbyshire – one of the two double centuries he registered against them in the promotion-winning season. In fact, recording double centuries became somewhat of a specialty for Browne, as he achieved this feat three times consecutively in the Championship. His most notable partnership came alongside Alastair Cook, with whom he amassed a record-breaking opening stand of 373 runs against Middlesex, further enhancing their team’s chances of securing the title.

While subsequent seasons saw fluctuations in Browne’s form and dreams of an England call-up temporarily faded, he remained a steady presence and contributed significantly to Essex’s success. In 2019, he played all 14 games as Essex reclaimed the Division One title. Despite facing challenges along the way, Browne’s reliability as an opener cannot be overstated.

Browne made his first-team debut for Essex in 2013, featuring in three Championship matches. The following season, the young talent grasped the opportunity to open the innings, creating history along the way. In a match against Derbyshire, he became the first Essex player to score unbeaten hundreds in both innings of a single Championship game, firmly establishing himself as a force to be reckoned with.

As Browne continues to hone his skills and showcase his abilities, the prospect of donning the prestigious England jersey remains within his grasp. With determination, talent, and a proven track record at the county level, Nicholas Laurence Joseph Browne undoubtedly has the potential to add further chapters to his already impressive cricketing journey.

Nick Browne Career Stats

Nick Browne Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
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T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 138 228 17 7569 255 35.87 16195 46.73 19 31 1085 13 102 0
List A 26 23 0 624 99 27.13 735 84.89 0 3 76 4 10 1
T20s 14 12 2 165 38 16.5 144 114.58 0 0 14 2 6 0

Nick Browne Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 138 13 278 189 0 - - - 4.07 - 0 0 0
List A 26 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s 14 - - - - - - - - - - - -

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