Marcus Trescothick will be a Somerset player for at least one more season as he has signed a one year contract for 2017. The ever popular former captain has always expressed a keenness to extend his playing days for as long as possible despite turning 40 on his last birthday on Christmas Day.
And the player known as Banger is still doing the business with the bat. He has hit 978 runs this season at 54.33 with a highest score of 218, scoring four centuries and two fifties along the way.
Tres told the official site: “I have made no secret of my desire to carry on playing for Somerset for as long as I can. I’m really enjoying my cricket at the moment and I still have the hunger to succeed. I am delighted that I will be a part of this Club for another year. It’s a really exciting time for the County at the moment with the talent that we have coming through and I can’t wait to see what happens in the next 12 months.”
Tres continues to break records and reach new landmarks. This season he passed Peter Wight in the leading run scorers list and sits at number two behind Harold Gimblett, whose 21,142 first class runs are 3,099 ahead of Tres at the time of writing. But with a potential 2-3 seasons ahead of him who is to say this is a record that can’t be broken?
Tres also joined Gimblett at the top of the tree with centuries scored when he hit Middlesex for 124 at Taunton in July, thereby equalling the record of 49. He will no doubt break this record sooner rather than later.
And his qualities in the field should not be understated. Now relying on spectacles Tres still takes stunning catches, mostly in the slip cordon, and remains a vocal supporter of the young charges during play.
It is going to be a tough day for supporters when Tres finally plays his last game or Somerset, but in his current form that day may yet be a fair few seasons away.