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English legend Trescothick bids farewell

English legend Trescothick bids farewell

Former England opening batsman Marcus Trescothick has announced that he would be retiring from all forms of cricket by the end of this County Championship season. The 43-year-old has been a prolific run-scorer in the County circuit and will retire with spectacular first-class cricket stats.

In a long journey in the professional sport that began for him 26 years ago, the left-handed opener also made a huge mark in international cricket for England. He was a member of the famous 2005 Ashes win over no.1 ranked Australia and featured in 76 Tests throughout his career.

Trescothick’s international career was halted in 2006 after he complained of stress –related illness plaguing him. He blamed the ‘constant grind’ of being away from home that ultimately led him to take retirement from international cricket in 2008.

“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,” the Somerset player said.