Injury rules Browne out for Essex

PUBLISHED: 16:20 21 May 2016 | UPDATED: 16:20 21 May 2016

Nick Browne of Essex leaves the field having been dismissed for a career-best 255 against Derbyshire (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Nick Browne of Essex leaves the field having been dismissed for a career-best 255 against Derbyshire (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Opening batsman misses trip to Glamorgan

Nick Browne has been left out of Essex’s squad for their county championship clash with Glamorgan due to a groin strain.

South Woodford’s Browne suffered the injury during his marathon career-best innings of 255 against Derbyshire earlier this week, when he spent nine hours and 10 minutes at the crease.

The Division Two leaders have named a 12-man party for the trip to Wales to face borrom club Glamorgan tomorrow, including all-rounder Ashar Zaidi and New Zealand bowler Matt Quinn.

Both featured in the opening Natwest T20 Blast match of the season, as Essex lost by eight runs to Surrey at Chelmsford.

And head coach Chris Silverwood is confident that 23-year-old Quinn, who signed a three-year contract in the winter but has been recovering from injury, will prove a success.

He said: “He is available for all three formats, he can swing the ball and has got a good pedigree. He has played for New Zealand A in the past and has got all the attributes to be successful here at Chelmsford.”

Zaidi is a left-handed batsman and bowls slow left-arm orthodox and is another yet to make his Essex Championship debut, having played for Sussex in the last two seasons.

Silverwood admits that his squad are brimming with confidence following their fine start to their four-day season, adding: “It’s great to be at the top of the table and there so much belief throughout the dressing room.

“There’s no rocket-science to what we are trying to do, we’ve all worked hard to get to where we are at the moment and we take every game as it comes making sure our preparation is right and focusing on the processes we need to concentrate on.

“With a heavy schedule of matches coming up across all three formats of the game, we may have to juggle our side around a bit, particularly our bowlers.

“Matt Quinn is ready to go and it’s just a matter of finding a place for him in the side which is a nice headache to have. But it also shows the depth that we have in the squad with the old guard and new signings boosted by the young players coming through.”

Essex: Ryan ten Doeschate; Jaik Mickleburgh; Jesse Ryder; Tom Westley; Ravi Bopara; Dan Lawrence; James Foster; Graham Napier; Ashar Zaidi; Aaron Beard; Matt Quinn; Jamie Porter.

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