Former England opener Marcus Trescothick has extended his contract with Somerset County Cricket Club by signing another fresh one year deal on Tuesday (September 25), as he will now continue to play his 27th year at the club until the end of the 2019 season.
The 42-year-old opener, who is one of the most successful county cricketers, having made debut in 1993, has scored 52 First-Class centuries and 7374 List A runs that are more than any player in Somerset's history. The left-hander has scored more than 26,000 First-Class runs.
He is delighted with the fact that he got one more year to spend at club, saying he still has the passion and energy to get better and go all-out to perform for the team.
Trescothick told Somerset's website, “I'm delighted to have signed for at least another year. I still have the drive, passion and energy to want to get better and strive to perform for the team. I've always said that I want to continue to play for Somerset for as long as possible and that feeling has not changed. We've made good progress in the County Championship and other competitions this season and I'm excited for what is to come for the Club when you look at the combination of youth and experience within the squad.”
Somerset CEO Andrew Cornish, hailed the veteran star as an ambassador for the club, saying: “Everyone associated with the Club should be delighted today. Marcus is an outstanding example of what you can achieve with dedication and commitment. On the field he is an exceptional player whilst off the field he is a great ambassador for Somerset County Cricket Club and the game of cricket as a whole.”
While Andy Hurry, Somerset Director of Cricket, said, “When you think of Somerset County Cricket Club you think of Marcus Trescothick. His work ethic is second to none and you simply can't measure what he brings to the Club behind the scenes and in the dressing room. He is the epitome of what a professional sportsman should be. We had a number of discussions throughout the season and he made it very clear that he still has the drive and he wants to continue playing whilst he can still positively impact games.”
Trescothick scored 5,825 Test runs for England in an international career spanning from 2000 to 2006 and played an integral part in their Ashes triumph in 2005.