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Trescothick: "Lord's is outstanding"

Marcus Trescothick hopes Somerset can excel at the "outstanding" Home of Cricket when he leads them against Warwickshire in the Clydesdale Bank 40 Final on Saturday 18 September.

The former England opener inspired the West Country side to a win over Essex in the semi-final at Taunton on Saturday while The Bears beat Yorkshire by four wickets at Scarborough.

Somerset are also still in with a chance of winning the LV County Championship, which concludes this week, and were beaten in the final of the Twenty20 Cup earlier this summer.

Trescothick, who played 123 ODIs for England, admitted losing the T20 final to Hampshire had taken some time to get over.

However, he says that winning a final at Lord’s could make for a fantastic end to the season.

The 34-year-old said: "Lord's is outstanding. I love Twenty20 finals day and the spectacle of it, but everyone would love it to be at Lord's.

"You want to win trophies. You grow up watching these games on TV, so it is a great opportunity for the players.

"It could be a fantastic end to the season, or useless. Losing the Twenty20 final took us a long time to get over. Let's wait and see."

At home in NW8

Trescothick last played for England in 2006 but has remained a prolific scorer on the county circuit with his native Somerset.

He has an exceptional record at Lord’s, making three centuries in 13 limited overs internationals at an average of almost 50.

His finest moment came in 2001 when a brilliant 137 was not quite enough to inspire England to a win against Pakistan. It remains the highest ODI score by an Englishman at Lord’s.

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