M.E. Trescothick

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 Not many would suspect that this fine century by Marcus Trescothick would be his last not only at Lord’s but also for England.

A mental health-related issue ruled Trescothick out of England’s tour of India in February 2006 and his first return to the crease saw a dogged and determined performance with the bat.

In what would turn out an emotional and unforgettable innings, the Somerset opener hit 17 fours and one six with 180 balls faced to help guide England to a first-innings score of 551/6d.

However, a combination of bad light and rain prevented England the chance to win the match with the fixture concluding in a draw.

Trescothick would go on to play only another twelve Tests for England, with his international career cruelly cut because of consistent stress-related illnesses.

 

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