Rain beats Essex and Cambridge but Browne makes the most of Saturday play

Nick Browne, made the most of some play at Fenner's over the weekend with a classy 100. Photo: PA

Nick Browne, made the most of some play at Fenner's over the weekend with a classy 100. Photo: PA - Credit: Su Anderson

Essex (283-4) v Cambridge MCCU – No play Sunday

Essex’s final warm-up match before the Specsavers County Championship season starts on Friday, was reduced to just 66 and a half overs across the weekend.

Play was abandoned at 1pm today without a ball being bowled on the second day in the game with Cambridge MCCU.

The first day was shorn of 30 overs by a wet outfield at one end and bad light at the other.

Nick Browne made the most of the 66 and a half overs that were possible, batting between the 1.55pm start and tea by scoring the fifth of seven career centuries against student teams in pre-season matches.


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The left-hander reached three-figures from 122 balls on the stroke of the interval at which point he promptly retired on exactly 100.

He had hit 14 fours and a six.

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Essex (283-4) v Cambridge MCCU – No play Sunday

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