Cricketing world reacts as Marcus Trescothick announces retirement from professional cricket after 27 years
Trescothick played 76 Test matches for England between 2000 and 2006 and made over 58000 runs at an average of 43.79.
Published - Jun 27, 2019 9:59 pm
Updated - Jun 27, 2019 9:59 pm
He had a short international career because of a stress-related illness. But the ‘stand tall and deliver’ English opener Marcus Trescothick has had a very long domestic career. Having made his debut in 1993, the 43-year-old left-hand batsman played his latest first-class match early this month. However, like all good things, the Somerset cricketer’s glorious career is also set to conclude as he announced on Thursday that he will be retiring from professional cricket at the end of the current season.
Trescothick, who is playing in his 27th year as a professional, has scored 52 centuries and 7,374 List A runs for Somerset, which is more than any other player who has represented the county. The Keynsham man has also scored almost 20k first-class runs for Somerset at an average of 41 plus. He has also played in 445 matches for the county which also puts the record under his possession.
“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,” Trescothick, who has also captained England on international stage, was quoted as saying on Somerset club’s website.
“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,” he said, adding that the county will always hold a special place in his heart.
Trescothick had a successful international career
Trescothick played 76 Test matches for England between 2000 and 2006 and made over 58000 runs at an average of 43.79. He also played 123 ODIs at the same time to make 4,335 runs at an average of around 37. He scored 26 centuries in all in international cricket. England, however, lost this talented batsman as he was hit by fatigue, stress and depression.
Somerset club CEO Andrew Cornish said he had heard a lot of positive things about Trescothick and later found out that all of that was true.
Here are the reactions from the cricketing community:
Would love to see you Win the championship .. Great way for the big lad to say good bye 👍👍 https://t.co/PpOT5gbSWJ
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) June 27, 2019
— Jos Buttler (@josbuttler) June 27, 2019
The proudest thing in my cricket career was walking out to open for @SomersetCCC and having my name called after Somerset’s greatest batsman @Trescricket we shared some great partnerships over the years and kept the running to a minimum… fair play Bang!… fair play!
— Peter Trego (@tregs140) June 27, 2019
If there was ever another reason to win the county champ other than it being the first time as a club, it would 100% be for this man and everything he has done for the club ❤️🙌🏻 @Trescricket @SomersetCCC #ifbangerfires https://t.co/QaEf4hMEpo
— Dom Bess (@DomBess99) June 27, 2019
So lucky to have been able to share a changing room with this man and hopefully celebrate with the big one at the end of the year! It’s what he deserves and more 🙌🏻#livinglegend #endofanera https://t.co/rqhf8GLf97
— Craig Overton (@craigoverton12) June 27, 2019
— Heather Knight (@Heatherknight55) June 27, 2019
Hated bowling at him cos he was so destructive, but have loved playing with him. Hopefully we can send him off in style come Sept. A living legend, still quite surreal to be playing with someone I watched and was inspired by during that 05 series. 🙌🏼 #Banger https://t.co/N9jfGuGdG3
— Jack Brooks (@BrooksyFerret) June 27, 2019
An inspiration to myself and many others, it is surreal to be able to call my hero a teammate! A void that cannot be filled…so grateful for what Tres has done for me and Somerset CCC https://t.co/LSODK1Gryz
— Tom Abell (@tomabell1) June 27, 2019
Wow. Almost thought he could go on forever. What an amazing career and his contributions to the game go way beyond his performances on the field. https://t.co/AlGqJVZjah
— Melinda Farrell (@melindafarrell) June 27, 2019
A fantastic career and his 228* at Castle Park in 2010 is up there as one the best against Essex in recent times! pic.twitter.com/By4GY6eJu8
— Essex Cricket (@EssexCricket) June 27, 2019