August 23, 2012
Marcus Trescothick, Somerset’s captain recorded his 50th first class century yesterday when he made 123 in a County Championship match against Sussex at Taunton.
Batting first, Somerset were all out for 247, and in reply Sussex had reached 161-6 at the end of the second day. Monty Panesar took 7-60 for Sussex pushing his claim to join Graeme Swann on the tour of India this winter.
Trescothick made his Somerset debut in 1993 and has since featured in 289 first class matches. The aggressive left hander played 76 Test matches for England scoring 5825 runs at an average of 43.79. Trescothick’s Test career was cut short after he suffered from depression and had to return home from tours of India and Australia.
Trescothick was also a destructive opening batsman in the one-day form of the game for England. In 123 ODI’s he hit 12 centuries at an average of 37.37.
Trescothick will lead Somerset on Saturday in the Twenty20 finals day.
The Scoop 23/08/12