Marcus talks about his Somerset centuries
Earlier this season Marcus Trescothick became the second highest First Class run scorer in the history of Somerset County Cricket Club when he overtook Peter Wight, the previous holder.
Since making his debut for the county back in May 1993, Marcus has scored 17,227 First Class runs for Somerset.
In 2015 the former England opener enjoyed a successful summer during which he scored 1311 runs which included three centuries, and already this season the left hander has notched up two, one against Surrey at the Kia Oval and the other his unbeaten 138 against Lancashire on Wednesday.
In his 24 year career Marcus has scored a total of 60 First Class centuries, 46 of which have been for Somerset, making him the third highest century maker for the county, one behind Viv Richards and three behind Harold Gimblett.
Looking back over his centuries for the county Marcus said: “Every century that you get is different and every one of them is a real achievement, but looking back over my centuries for Somerset three of them stand out more than the others.
“The first that stands out is my maiden century. I think it was 122 against Surrey at Bath which was very special because it was close to my home at Keynsham. There were a lot of my friends there to cheer me as I walked off and I felt really proud as I came back into the pavilion at the Rec.
“Another pretty special one for me was the 167 that I got against Glamorgan at the County Ground at Taunton in 1999 which was watched by Duncan Fletcher, and was the innings that led to my selection to go on and play for England.
“I guess the other one that is very special is my biggest score of 284 which I made in the Championship against Northants at Northampton in 2007.”
Marcus talked about how it felt to score a century for Somerset. “Scoring a century for my own County is something very special and an achievement you can never take for granted,” he said. “A couple of seasons ago I went for a long time without getting a century so you appreciate just how tough they are to score when you experience that and also how rewarding it is when you do. “That means that you have to enjoy every one of them when they come along and it’s nice that I have got one in each of our last matches.”
He reflected on his latest century earlier this week. “We were in a pretty tough situation in our game against Lancashire and four of their five bowlers were internationals so it was pretty challenging, but we managed to stay in there and keep on top.”
Talking about Gimblett’s record Marcus said: “Even though I scored a century earlier this week it still seems a long way away so we will have to see how we go. In the meantime I am just enjoying scoring runs and to get another century up at Edgbaston would be lovely. There’s nothing I’d like more, but that will need some more hard work!”