Essex opening batsman Nick Browne signs new two-year contract

Nick Browne
Nick Browne has scored almost 2,500 first-class runs at an average of 45

Essex opening batsman Nick Browne has signed a new two-year deal keeping him at the club until 2018.

Browne, hit over 1,000 first-class runs for Essex in the 2015 season, including five centuries, and scored a career best 255 in their most recent Championship match against Derbyshire.

"I'm delighted to have signed" the 25-year-old told the club's website. external-link

"I firmly believe we have a core group of players and youngsters that can push this club to success for a long time."