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Tregs joins the 200 club

When Peter Trego played for Somerset against Worcestershire in their Specsavers County Championship match at Blackfinch New Road it was his 200th First Class appearance for the County.

It all seems a very long time ago that the lad from Weston-super-Mare made his First Class debut for Somerset in the opening match of the 2000 season against Oxford University.

Since then Pete has had quite a cricketing journey.

“I suppose I’m getting to that stage of my career where these milestones come along,” he said after the match. “To be honest I wasn’t aware of the fact until somebody tweeted me a let me know, but it’s been really nice to get the messages I’ve had.

“After our win at Worcestershire I took the opportunity to get a photo with Hildy and Tres who are the two that I have spent most time on the field with over the years, which was a nice little moment.”

During his career Pete has scored 9,500 First Class runs at an average of 36.57, including 15 centuries and 54 half centuries with a best of 154. He has also taken 382 wickets at an average of 36.57 with a best of seven for 84.

Pete continued: “From a First Class cricket point of view, I suppose my golden day would be when we broke the record chasing 480 odd against Yorkshire at Taunton and getting a 100 in that game off not many balls was quite something.

“I remember walking off with five or six overs to spare against Yorkshire, a team that not too many people get much joy out of, was quite something both individually and as a team.

“One very important moment in the past 20 years has been getting promotion to the top division of the Championship back in 2007, where we have now been for a long while.

“However, that wouldn’t have been the case unless we’d had that magnificent summer when the side was led by Justin Langer and Andy Hurry and we had Andy Caddick and Charl Willoughby in our side, to name but a few. We had a great team and that was a pretty big achievement to win 10 games that season.

“Then I suppose the two bitter sweet moments were when we were winning the Championship until the last five minutes of the season on two occasions which was very disappointing but also a great achievement for the boys.

“I still love playing cricket for Somerset and as we all know it’s a very unique game and has it’s highs a lows. To still be playing 21 years on from making my Second XI debut is something I feel pretty proud about. I don’t feel that the story is over and it’s still evolving and from a personal point of view I’m really pleased with the way that I’ve been performing in one-day cricket this season.

“Moving forward I only ever want to represent Somerset and be a big asset to the Club, so its been really good to put in some performances this year to show that I’ve still got that in my locker, and that is what I will be focusing on over the next few months.”

Pete joins Marcus Trescothick and James Hildreth as members of Somerset’s exclusive 200 Club who are still currently playing.

Marcus, who heads the list with 284 ahead of Hildy with 233, said: “It’s a pretty good effort and during the time Pete has been here he has been a good member of  the team. He’s a very entertaining character and certainly the joker in the pack for us. He’s a good guy and he’s done some great things for us over the time he has been with us.

“He had a couple of years away playing for other clubs and other sports as well, but then Brian Rose brought him back and he’s been brilliant.”

 

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