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Trescothick extends playing career at Somerset

by Wisden Staff 2 minute read

Marcus Trescothick has signed a one-year contract extension with Somerset meaning he will play in 2019.

Next season will be the 42-year-old’s 27th as a Somerset player.

“I’m delighted to have signed for at least another year,” Trescothick said. “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.”

Trescothick has made four fifties and one century in first-class cricket this year.

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.”

Trescothick joins Kent veteran Darren Stevens, also 42, in committing to another season on the county circuit.

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