Trescothick wins book award

on November 25, 2008 by Administrator

England’s disappointment in India didn’t come as a big surprise to most but sitting back at home was a man that England have desperately missed since the start of his depression based illness.

Somerset opener Marcus Trescothick should be at the same top of his game. The left hander is a glorious stroke player and is one of the most bludgeoning opening batsman the sport has ever produced. His form throughout the 2005 Ashes series was one of England’s brightest spots in a team full of them. He could score at a rapid pace and in a session he could easily put on the best part of 100 runs.

Sadly his condition has hampered his international career to the point he couldn’t play at the top level any more. His 43.79 career batting average at test level is impressive and when you consider that he had a rocky start to his international career then you can see that he was really becoming an elite batsman.

Instead of being in India, Trescothick was collecting his award for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year. His book entitled Coming Back to Me is said to be a very interesting read and look back on a career that never hit the heights that it really should have.

Trescothick has now retired from international cricket despite overtures from new captain Kevin Pietersen to return to the test scene. The book offers a fascinating insight to the mind and world of a top class sportsman.

As they say – it isn’t easy at the top.

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