Marcus Calls Time

Marcus Trescothick has announced he is calling time on his cricketing career at the end of this season. Fellow professionals and supporters have been quick to pay their tributes to the England and Somerset opener.

Currently, Marcus is playing his 27th straight season for Somerset. Since 1993, he has accumulated 19654 runs in 501 innings for his county. Marcus holds the club records for most first-class centuries (52) and catches (445).

No doubt, there will be more innings, runs and catches for Marcus before the 2019 season ends.

Somerset rewarded Marcus’ loyalty with two benefit seasons (2008, 2018). He was appointed county captain between 2010-2015.

Marcus represented his country in 76 tests between 2000-2006. He made 5825 runs (AVG. 43.79) and scored 14 centuries.

He opened for England during the memorable summer of 2005. The year England regained the Ashes after 18 years. After losing the first test, Marcus’ assertive first innings 90 at Edgbaston defined how England would overcome the Australians.

Marcus has openly stated that depression cut short his international career. In Coming Back to Me, his award-winning autobiography, Marcus reveals how separation from home and family adversely affected his mental wellbeing.

The Profession Cricketers’ Association have made Marcus Cricketer of the Year on three occasions and Wisden named him Cricketer of the Year in 2005.

On Twitter, called Marcus “one of England’s greatest,” and  Neil Fairbrother said Marcus is a “fantastic bloke, great dad, utterly loyal to his club, family, friends and teammates.”

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