Fair play, a man who was playing when cricket was still on terrestrial television, who I vividly remember watching on Test debut when my passion for cricket was still in its infancy, is still playing domestic cricket.
However for a man who scored 5825 Test runs at an average of 43.8 (That’s right youngsters, English batsmen used to average that much!), 86 runs at 10.75 with a top score of 23 isn’t really what’s required from a County Championship Division One opening batsman.
If Marcus Trescothick is nearing the end then respect to the man. He faced his demons, scored runs around the world and opened up to help others. He’s not standing in anybody’s way, that wouldn’t be his way. He’s still opening for Somerset because he’s the best man for the job.
He’ll probably score a hundred next week but it’s been tough so far for a man whose age has caught up with his batting average.