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Trescothick ends England career

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Marcus Trescothick has announced his retirement from international cricket.
The 32-year-old has been suffering from a stress-related illness which makes travelling abroad difficult.

The former England opener, who played in 76 Tests and 123 one-day games, said he was retiring now so that the England team could plan their future.

He said: "It is in the best interests of all concerned the issue is put to rest so the England team can concentrate on moving forward."


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posted Mar 22, 2008

Sevendaughters, I agree totally. Funny though how such opinions have been very much in a minority until recently. What I am trying to say is that Trescothick has come in for a huge degree of vilification on this MB in the past. NOW people are starting to change their tune.

The loss to England is tragic. Mind you, I was following his career with interest while he was still England U19 captain.

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posted Mar 22, 2008

The current team shows how much we miss the big man...Not good enough opening partnerships and the dyer Strauss at the moment.. and also his brilliant slip catching.
Thanks for the memories Tresco!

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posted Mar 23, 2008

matching winner is the word to some him up. record number of one day hundreds. good luck in county cricket.

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posted Mar 23, 2008

The people who are saying he should of been averaging a few more runs and that he never reached his full potential don't know what they are talking about, as an opener you should expect a slightly lower average than other batsmen as he faces more of the most difficult period of batting plus when the bowlers are fit and refreshed. He is certainly Englands best ODI opener and probably batsmen ever and one of the best test openers (but for the fact England have a great history of openers with greats such as Hobbs he may be higher).

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posted Mar 24, 2008

what a sad way to have to bow out. i - and especially england - have missed seeing the big man at the top of the order. a fine opening batsman, i'll always remember watching him taking it to the australian bowlers on the first morning of the second ashes test of 2005 - fantastic!...at least we will still be able to watch him on the county circuit.

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posted Mar 24, 2008

To be quite honest, regardless of whatever the reason is, it has nothing to do with anyone else whatsoever. The fact that there is some hype surrounding his decision to retire is neither here nor there - it is simply his decision and must therefore be respected by everyone.

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comment by stiegs5 (U1756323)

posted Mar 24, 2008

All this praise for a bloke who can't handle traveling overseas? Give me a break. It's any wonder you Poms can't win regularly.

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posted Mar 25, 2008

Iím sad to see him close the door on his international career, but probably for the best; Englandís loss will be Somersetís gain.

Probably not his most noteworthy innings but I was at The Oval in 2003 and he hit 80 odd against Pakistan and it was a truly sensational innings. A natural shot maker out of the top draw in my opinion.

Good luck Tresko.

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posted Mar 25, 2008

stiegs5:

Give everyone else a break, I didn't realise the cricket corner of 606 was also subject to WUMs.

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posted Mar 25, 2008

This is a genuine loss for English cricket.

It is unfortunate that someone with such amazing grace in his stroke play had to given due to travel related stress, but hey, I guess travel is the sad reality of the game today.

We will miss you, Tresco!

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