Marcus Trescothick: Somerset captain to play on next summer

Marcus Trescothick
Somerset have finished second in the Championship on three occasions during Trescothick's time with the club

Former England opener Marcus Trescothick has signed a new one-year contract with Somerset.

The 39-year-old is joined by Max Waller, Jack Leach and Josh Davey in agreeing new deals at Taunton.

Somerset's captain retired from international cricket in 2008 due to a stress-related illness, having been part of the 2005 Ashes-winning side.

"Marcus is the absolute model professional," said Somerset director of cricket Matt Maynard.

"He has contributed a tremendous amount to this club.

"Whilst he is coming to the twilight of his career on the field his experience and knowledge are second to none and he still has a very important role to play both on and off the field."

Somerset's glory days
Marcus Trescothick was a member of the Somerset side that won the 2001 C&G Trophy final at Lord's and the Twenty20 Cup final at The Oval in 2005

Trescothick played 76 Tests, 123 one-day internationals and three Twenty20 matches for England, his last appearance a 50-over game against Pakistan at The Oval in August 2006.

Spinners Waller and Leach and seam bowler Davey have all signed new two-year contract with the county.

"Max has been with the County for a long time now and knows exactly what it means to be a Somerset player. He is a strong presence in the dressing room and is one of the top English bowlers in T20 cricket," Maynard said.

"I have been really impressed with Jack Leach. He has a great attitude and is a very talented cricketer. If it wasn't for his injury he would have had a really big season for us and I expect him to be a top performer in 2016 and beyond.

"This year has been a big one for Josh Davey. He performed very well in the World Cup and also made his First XI debut for us. I am looking forward to seeing what 2016 has in store for him.

"All four players have really bought in to what we are trying to achieve and I am delighted that they have all signed these new contracts."

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