Somerset vanguard batsman Marcus Trescothick has announced that the 2019 season will be his swansong season. This is will be the 27th season for the veteran southpaw batsman as he made his First Class debut in 1993 for Somerset. The left-hander went on to score 52 First class centuries in his illustrious career.
The talisman batsman went to amass 19654 runs in his long career for Somerset at an impressive average of 41.11. Furthermore, Trescothick went on to pluck 445 catches for the County – which is a record.
On the other hand, Marcus Trescothick also savoured success while playing for England. The left-hander went on to score 5825 runs in the 76 Test matches he played at an average of 43.8. The talisman southpaw scored 14 Test centuries which also included a double hundred.
The England opener also accumulated 4335 runs in the 123 One Day Internationals at an average of 37.37. The left-hander scored 12 ODI hundreds.
Trescothick had a great hand and eye coordination as he didn’t play with a lot of feet movement. However, there was always a touch of class in his batting.
“It’s been an incredible 27 years and I’ve loved every minute of it,” he said. “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.
“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.
“27 years is a long time, but it’s gone incredibly quickly. I consider myself very fortunate to have had the opportunity to do something that I love for that length of time, and I’m extremely grateful for all the support that I’ve received throughout this remarkable journey,” Trescothick said as quoted by Somerset official site.
Marcus Trescothick should be a role model for every budding cricketer. The 43-year old batsman went on to enjoy his game and played at a professional level for a long period of 27 years. Trescothick can be proud of his achievements and he is an inspiration to all the young players.