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Marcus to join coaching staff

One of the finest batsmen that England has ever produced will be continuing his longstanding relationship with Somerset County Cricket Club after it was announced that Marcus Trescothick would be joining the Club’s coaching team.

Marcus, who made his Somerset debut in 1993, retired from playing at the end of the 2019 season.

During his 27 consecutive seasons with the Club, Marcus scored more First Class centuries (52) and more List A runs (7374) than any player in Somerset’s history. He also holds the record for the most First Class catches (445) for the County.

Marcus has now signed a two-year contract to become a fulltime Assistant Coach.

His role will see him predominantly assisting Second XI Head Coach, Greg Kennis and his primary focus will be on helping with the development of the players who are aspiring to establish themselves within the First XI.

After signing his new deal Marcus said: “I’m absolutely over the moon to have the opportunity to join the coaching setup here at the Club and I can’t wait to get my teeth in to it.

“I spent some time in and around the Second XI last season, so I’ve already spent some quality time with the younger players who have just come into the squad. To think that you might be able to help progress someone’s career is a great feeling and it’s something that I’m really looking forward to.

“We have a great coaching setup and I’ve obviously had the opportunity to tap into the expertise of the current coaches. I also did some work with England last year and hopefully I can use some of that knowledge to help benefit the Club over the next few years.”

Head Coach, Jason Kerr said: “Myself and Andy Hurry have spent a long time looking at the structure of Club and discussing how we can best support the players. To be able to add someone like Marcus, with all of his experience, to the support staff is really exciting for us. What is great for us is that his coaching journey is in its infancy and he’s really hungry to learn.

“Any decision like this is made with the best interests of the Club in mind. We are excited to be aiding his coaching development and we will certainly be tapping into his knowledge to help support our young players.

“The calibre and diversity of our support staff is really exciting, and it gives the players the best possible chance of success out there in the middle.”

Somerset Director of Cricket, Andy Hurry said: “The name Marcus Trescothick is synonymous with Somerset Cricket. His knowledge of the game and what it means to represent this Club are a valuable asset and one that we are delighted that we will be able to continue to tap in to.

“Within his job specification there will also be periodic opportunities during the summer for him to support the needs of those players within the current First XI environment.

“During the winter he will work alongside the Club’s coaches to help to advance our players development. He will also work on all facets of the development of our cricketers both on and off the field.”

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