Trescothick first represented Somerset in 1993    Getty Images
Trescothick first represented Somerset in 1993 Getty Images

County legend and former England opener, Marcus Trescothick‘s stay with Somerset was to end by 2017, but now has been extended by one-year. This means Trescothick will play till the end of 2018 county season. Currently in his 25th season with Somerset, he is already Somerset s highest run-getter in List-A matches. He also has most number of hundreds for Somerset in their First-Class history. He first played for Somerset in 1993, and stepped down as captain last year. Trescothick has accumulated 25,269 First-Class runs, 12,229 List A runs and 2,363 T20 runs for Somerset.

Speaking on his extension, Trescothick said, “Obviously I’m delighted to be staying on for another year. My hunger, desire and passion to play is as strong as it was when I started. The Club itself, along with the Members and supporters have stuck by me through thick and thin and it’s an honour to step out in to the middle and represent them.” This season he has not been the best of form; averaging just 25.

“The name Marcus Trescothick has become synonymous with Somerset County Cricket Club and throughout his time as a professional he has proved himself to be a cricketer of the very highest order,” Somerset chief executive Lee Cooper said. Trescothick represented England in 76 Tests, 123 ODIs, and three.