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Famous cricket player of England: Marcus Edward Trescothick

by on November 8, 2012
in England, Profiles

Marcus-Trescothick of England cricket team

Marcus Edward Trescothick, a former English cricketer, was a left-handed opening batsman and played first-class cricket for the Somerset County Cricket Club while his represented the English cricket team in 123 ODIs and 76 Test matches. Trescothick scored 29 half centuries and 14 centuries in 76 test matches. He also scored 21 fifties and 12 hundreds in 123 One Day International matches. 

It was in 1993 that he made his first-class appearance for Somerset and didn’t consume much time in emerging as a regular player for the team. Following this, seven years later, Trescothick made his debut in ODI in July, 2000 against Zimbabwe wherein he made a score of 79, one month after which he made his Test debut against the West Indian team during which he performed incredibly and won the award of being the Man of the Match, bagging a score of 87 not out. Owing to his dominating performances and dynamic opening, he holds the prestigious recognition of making a record of fastest half-century in any English 20-20 innings.

From May-June in 2003, Trescothick played against Zimbabew in two Test series and also made a victorious century in the three One Day Internationals played against Pakistan with an average above 100. He continued the same performance in the NatWest Series the same year that he played against South Africa with 144 runs not out. He took this forward to the South African Test matches as well where Trescothick acquired his career best score of 219 at The Oval with an average of 60.87 and completed a triumphant series.

Trescothick was a slip fielder as well and played frequently as a right-handed medium-pace bowler. Even though this strong cricketer’s profile made him a very natural selection for England from 2000-2006 but a stress-oriented illness deteriorated his stable career and he then had to withdraw from the national team. Even though he started re-establishing his playing career in 2007 with Somerset by scoring double-centuries twice, he had a restless standing that made him retire from international cricket in 2008. 

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