Marcus Trescothick Biography
Marcus Trescothick is an English cricketer who has served as captain of the English National Men’s Cricket team. He was born on the 25th of December, 1975 in Keynsham, Somerset, England.
A right handed opening batsman, he also serves as the occasional wicket keeper.
Trescothick was immersed into cricket from an early age since his father was a amateur cricket player himself. After an excellent spell at school he was awarded a Somerset scholarship in 1993.
He quickly established himself as a regular member of the team and caught the attention of the National selectors.
Trescothick made his One Day International (ODI) debut seven years his first match for Somerset, against Zimbabwe in July 2000. His Test debut, against the West Indies, came in the very next month.
His ODI debut was spectacular, as he scored a massive 79 though the team underperformed as a whole, and Zimbabwe easily won the match. He even scored a half century in one of the innings of his first test match.
Rise to Glory
Marcus Trescothick continued his good form which made him shine in the debut with a Man of the Match-winning 87 not out against the West Indies at Chester-le-street. He even bowled well in a few matches.
His crowning glory came when he struck twin centuries against West Indies at Edgbaston, becoming only the 9th English player to claim a century in each innings of a Test match. He also had the reputation of being a sharp slip fielder to boot.
During England's tour of India in February 2006, Trescothick suddenly returned home citing personal and medical reasons. He asked to be dropped out of the squad the ICC Champions Trophy stating stress-related illness.
It is believed likely that Trescothick had been suffering from clinical depression, which created problems in his career, which at the time was at its peak.
He fought hard to come back but with the illness swelling to a crescendo, Trescothick was forced to give up international cricket in 2008.