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Tough Taunton pitches promote 'art of playing spin', says Marcus Trescothick

Nov 3, 2018: Former England opener Marcus Trescothick feels counties should be allowed more scope in preparing surfaces that aid spin bowling

George Dobell

How many fielders have taken a hat-trick of catches?

Oct 2, 2018: Also: how many times has a player opened both the batting and bowling in the same match?

Steven Lynch

County news

Marcus Trescothick signs on to play for Somerset until 43

Sep 25, 2018: County cricket's Grand Old Man ended the annual stage-managed Somerset ritual about whether he would extend his career with the confirmation that he had signed a new one-year contract

David Hopps

Nottinghamshire v Somerset, Specsavers Championship Division One, Trent Bridge

Marcus Trescothick mulls future as James Hildreth ploughs on regardless

Sep 24, 2018: The two familiar Somerset figures who batted for the bulk of the day at Trent Bridge had plenty on their mind

David Hopps at Trent Bridge

Lancashire v Somerset, Specsavers Championship, Old Trafford

Trescothick completes century with broken foot

May 4, 2018: Banger became Becks at Old Trafford and a broken metatarsal will have the whole of Somerset fearing for the future of their favourite son

Paul Edwards at Old Trafford

Warwickshire v Somerset, Specsavers Championship Division One, Edgbaston, 3rd day

Trescothick century leaves Warwickshire staring into the abyss

Sep 7, 2017: A century for Marcus Trescothick has probably sounded the death knell for Warwickshire's membership of Division One of the County Championship

Jon Culley at Edgbaston

Somerset v Warwickshire, Specsavers Championship Div One, Taunton, 4th day

Trescothick's Somerset milestone wards off Warks

May 22, 2017: Marcus Trescothick passed Harold Gimblett's record with his 50th first-class century for Somerset as he helped ensure a draw against Warwickshire

George Dobell at Taunton

The secrets of ball-tampering

Hell for leather

Apr 6, 2017: When it comes to altering the condition of the ball, cricketers see any creativity, within limits, as acceptable

Derek Pringle

County previews: Somerset

Promise of youth could propel another title tilt

Apr 3, 2017: ESPNcricinfo previews Somerset's prospects for the 2017 season

George Dobell

England news

Duckett wins PCA Player of the Year

Sep 28, 2016: Ben Duckett, the Northamptonshire opening batsman, has become the first player to land the two most prestigious honours at tonight's NatWest Professional Cricketers' Awards

ESPNcricinfo staff

Lancashire v Somerset, Specsavers Championship Div One, Old Trafford, 1st day

Bailey's burst lifts Lancashire after Abell hundred

Aug 31, 2016: Lancashire seamer Tom Bailey took four wickets in seven deliveries with the second new ball to give Red Rose supporters a great deal to cheer after Tom Abell's hundred had given Somerset a dominant position at Old Trafford

Paul Edwards at Old Trafford

County news

Trescothick signs for his 25th season

Aug 28, 2016: Marcus Trescothick has confirmed he will play his 25th season for Somerset after signing a new one-year contract

ESPNcricinfo staff

Nottinghamshire v Somerset, Specsavers Championship Div 1, Trent Bridge, 4th day

Nottinghamshire slump confirms them as relegation candidates

Jul 20, 2016: Nottinghamshire are unequivocally in trouble. Without a win since the opening match of the season, they have only five matches remaining, including trips to Scarborough and Chester-le-Street

Jon Culley at Trent Bridge

Nottinghamshire v Somerset, Specsavers Championship Div 1, Trent Bridge, 3rd day

Tahir's whirlwind denies Trescothick his final prize

Jul 19, 2016: Marcus Trescothick's marathon double century delighted Somerset, but he failed to bat through an innings for the first time as he was last out during a whirlwingdseven-wicket spell from Imran Tahir

David Hopps at Trent Bridge

Notts v Somerset, Specsavers Championship Div One, Trent Bridge, 2nd day

Trescothick equals Gimblett record, ploughs ever on

Jul 18, 2016: Marcus Trescothick has taken his place alongside Harold Gimblett as Somerset's most prolific century-maker in first-class cricket

David Hopps

Somerset v Middlesex, Specsavers Championship Div One, Taunton, 3rd day

Somerset's old seafarers scupper Middlesex

Jul 12, 2016: Marcus Trescothick moved within one hundred of Harold Gimblett and as Peter Trego added his own century, Somerset made Middlesex fight all the way at Taunton

David Hopps at Taunton

'I'd be a pro golfer if not a cricketer'

Jul 6, 2016: Marcus Trescothick on alternative careers, his only Test wicket, and the hardest bowlers to face

Interview by Jack Wilson

Somerset v Pakistanis, Taunton, 3rd day

Azhar and Yasir impress but Trescothick ton earns draw

Jul 5, 2016: A century from Marcus Trescothick held Pakistan to a draw in the tour game in Taunton while Yasir Shah, in his first first-class appearance for more than six months, delivered 32 well-controlled overs and claimed four wickets

George Dobell at Taunton

Somerset v Yorkshire, Specsavers Championship, Div One, Taunton, 1st day

Taunton drinks in vintage Trescothick

May 15, 2016: Marcus Trescothick and Chris Rogers both fell in the 90s but Somerset made a strong start after Yorkshire elected to bowl first

David Hopps in Taunton

Somerset v Lancashire, Specsavers Championship Div 1, Taunton, 4th day

Trescothick and Rogers provide Banger for Somerset's Buck

May 4, 2016: In some ways, every day is Marcus Trescothick Day at the county ground in Taunton, so greatly does his spirit seem to animate the place

Alan Gardner at Taunton
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