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Trescothick retires

Trescothick to retire from professional cricket at end of County season

Former England opener Marcus Trescothick announced he would retire at the end of County Championship season.

Trescothick will be bringing down the curtain on a 27-season career with county side Somerset.

Trescothick, whose international career was cut short by anxiety attacks, made an announcement after a disappointing start to the season but still wants to earn his place back in the first XI.

"It's been an incredible 27 years and I've loved every minute of it," he told the Somerset website. "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."

Trescothick said he had been incredibly lucky to be able to play the game he loved for so long.

"Twenty-seven years is a long time but it's gone incredibly quickly," he said. "I consider myself very fortunate to have had the opportunity to do something that I love for that length of time.

"I'm extremely grateful for all the support that I've received throughout this remarkable journey."

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