Marcus Trescothick: Somerset captain resigns, Chris Rogers appointed

Marcus Trescothick
Marcus Trescothick made an "unbelievable contribution" as Somerset captain, according to director of cricket Matthew Maynard

Marcus Trescothick has resigned as Somerset captain after six years in charge.

The 40-year-old former England batsman's decision to stand down was "mutually agreed" with the club.

Ex-Australia batsman Chris Rogers will take over in the County Championship, while Jim Allenby will captain the side in limited-overs cricket.

Trescothick said: "It has been a tremendous privilege but now is the right time for change."

The left-handed opener, who made his Somerset debut in 1993, has scored 23,531 first-class runs and played 76 Tests for Englandexternal-link between 2000 and 2006.

Somerset chairman Andy Nash said:external-link "He steps down from the captaincy with the same good grace and eloquence with which he inherited it."