Trescothick bids farewell to professional cricket after 27 years

England’s prolific opener Marcus Trescothick has announced he will take retirement from professional cricket at the end of the current English domestic season.

Trescothick announces retirement from professional cricket
The former English opener Marcus Trescothick, who has 5825 Test and 4335 ODI runs is all set to bid farewell to professional cricket. He made his first-class debut way back in 1993 for Somerset against the Neil Fairbrother-led Lancashire side.

He came into the spotlight when he scored a brilliant 140 in the second innings of the Youth Test at Leeds. against India for England Under-19 in 1994.

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Trescothick also made an impression in his maiden Test versus the West Indies at Old Trafford that season when he scored 66. He finished his England career with 14 and 12 Test and ODI hundreds respectively. He also led his country in 10 Tests.

Trescothick spent 27 years in professional cricket and he wrote an emotional letter where he mentioned he will be retiring after the end of this county season.

Here’s the letter from Trescothick

“It’s been an incredible 27 years and I’ve loved every minute of it. 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.”

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