Congratulations to the skipper Marcus Trescothick who has been voted May 2014’s player of the month by readers of The Incider. Marcus won a bottle of champagne thanks to the support of Somerset County Sports.
Tres secured 52% of the votes so was a popular and emphatic winner.
May was a good month for Tres. Having scored his first Championship ton for Somerset at Hove in late April (116 v Sussex) he started May with a classy 72 at Taunton v Nottinghamshire which was truly vintage Trescothick. It was an innings that really deserved to be converted into a century.
Then game one of those innings of a lifetime. Having endured a miserable ‘blob’ in the first innings of a home game against Durham, Somerset were set 248 in their second innings to beat the north east side. Trescothick’s belligerent 133 will live long in the memories of those fortunate enough to witness all or any of the innings as Somerset chased down the total with 7 wickets to spare. It was magnificent!
The runs continued with a fifty at Edgbaston in difficult playing conditions in a match that was always going to end in a draw.
Marcus remains hugely popular with Somerset supporters, indeed lovers of cricket throughout the world. He faced some unnecessary criticism in 2013 but has come back stronger than ever in 2014. It is inevitable that any player in the twilight of their career is going to receive some negative feedback from certain quarters about their abilities but anyone who has suggested that Tres is past it has had those views well and truly rammed back down their throats. The eye may not be as sharp as previous seasons but Marcus Trescothick is still a vital cog in the Somerset CCC machine and his team will need him if the dream of a first Championship title is to become reality.
Class is permanent!
Well done Marcus.
Thanks to Somerset County Sports for their support. Visit them at the County Ground or on the web at http://www.somerset-countysports.com/