Somerset County Cricket Club can today exclusively reveal that Marcus Trescothick has signed a new one-year contract extension.
The 42-year-old is undoubtedly one of the finest players to have represented the County and he has now committed himself to the Club until the end of the 2019 season.
2019 will be his 27th season as a Somerset player and during that time he has scored more First Class centuries (52) and more List A runs (7374) than any player in the Club’s history.
Since making his Somerset debut in 1993 he has scored more than 26,000 First Class runs at an average of 41.42.
The man from Keynsham also impressed on the international stage and went on to captain his country on a number of occasions.
During his Test career he scored 5825 runs in 76 matches at an average of 43.79. He was equally destructive in limited overs matches and his 123 ODI’s saw him amass 4335 runs at an average of 37.37.
After putting pen to paper on his contract extension Marcus said: “I’m delighted to have signed for at least another year. I still have the drive, passion and energy to want to get better and strive to perform for the team. I’ve always said that I want to continue to play for Somerset for as long as possible and that feeling has not changed.
“We’ve made good progress in the Specsavers County Championship and other competitions this season and I’m excited for what is to come for the Club when you look at the combination of youth and experience within the squad.”
Somerset Director of Cricket, Andy Hurry said: “When you think of Somerset County Cricket Club you think of Marcus Trescothick. His work ethic is second to none and you simply can’t measure what he brings to the Club behind the scenes and in the dressing room. He is the epitome of what a professional sportsman should be.
“We had a number of discussions throughout the season and he made it very clear that he still has the drive and he wants to continue playing whilst he can still positively impact games.”
Somerset CEO, Andrew Cornish said: “Everyone associated with the Club should be delighted today. Marcus is an outstanding example of what you can achieve with dedication and commitment. On the field he is an exceptional player whilst off the field he is a great ambassador for Somerset County Cricket Club and the game of cricket as a whole.”