Classic as ever- England veteran Marcus Trescothick on Thursday (June 27) has announced to hung his boots from the professional cricket after the culmination of English county season, this year. Trescothick is the part of Somerset Cricket Club (SCC) in the first-class circuit.
It will also be his 27th first-class season. He has 52 centuries to his name in the multi-day format. Apart from the red-ball cricket, the Somerset veteran has graced the first-class cricket since 1993.
The 43-year-old Trescothick has been a precursor for the Somerset during the last 28 and-a-half years. Known for his defiant approach, Trescothick has won most of the games for Somerset.
Trescothick has slammed 19,654 runs at an average of 41.11. Apart from his being a batting genius, Keynsham-born had been a remarkable asset on the field. He has claimed 445 catches in the first-class leg in the County circuit.
The prominent face of England cricket has featured in 123 One-day Internationals (ODIs), 76 Tests and three Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is).
While representing the Three Lions between 2000 and 2006, Trescothick has garnered 5825 runs at an average of 43.8 in 143 Test innings.
Moreover, in the day-long format, Trescothick has featured in 122 ODI innings in which he has amassed 4335 runs at an average of 37.4. Across formats, Trescothick has 26 tons and 52 half-centuries to his name.
Trescothick, the man of all traits:
Furthermore, he has led Somerset to the multiple titles apart from being a part of England’s Ashes-winning team in 2005 led by Michael Vaughan.
Apart from his swansong, Trescothick revealed the reasons why he has opted to hang up his boots at the professional cricket. Given to his glittering career, Trescothick reiterated that he had enjoyed his game every moment.
“It’s been an incredible 27 years and I’ve loved every minute of it,” Trescothick told Somerset digital.
The batting stalwart maintained he has been discussing his retirement plans with his fans and the Somerset club. He asserted that he felt it’s the right time to bid adieu to the gentleman’s game, which has to give him a lot during his enticing career.
“However, everything has to come to an end eventually. I’ve been discussing my future with the Club and my family for a while and we felt that now was the appropriate time to make this announcement in order for both the Club and I to put plans in place,” Trescothick elaborated.
Trescothick to relish his time with Somerset:
However, before walking off from the cricketing field, Trescothick is eager to end the season on a high. He is looking to contribute in his own capacity. Also, while remaining fabric for the fabric of the historic club, Trescothick reveals he will cherish his memories with the renowned club.
“There’s still a lot of the season left, and I’ll be doing everything I can to put in performances for the Second XI in order to force my way back into contention for the First Team. This Club, the Members and the supporters mean so much to me. There are so many memories that I will cherish forever. And the Club will always hold a truly special place in my heart,” Trescothick concluded.
Somerset’s Director of Cricket, Andy Hurry has thanked Trescothick for his invaluable services. He lauds him for his resilience and approach towards the game. Apart from the on-field show, Hurry has also praised Trescothick for his work ethic.
“Marcus Trescothick is one of the finest players that this country has ever produced. And his record on the field of play speaks for itself. His passion and enthusiasm for the game of cricket is infectious, and his work ethic is phenomenal. He is the absolute personification of what a professional sportsman should aspire to be,” Hurry said.
In conclusion, Andrew Cornish, who serves as Somerset’s CEO, has wished Trescothick good luck for his future endeavours.