Marcus Trescothick MBE is a former England batsman who is without doubt one of the finest opening batsman English cricket has seen in recent history. A formidable performer, Trescothick enjoyed a glittering International career at the top of England’s order and represented England in 76 Test Matches and 123 One Day Internationals before announcing his retirement due to a stress related illess, opting to only play County cricket. Born on Christmas Day, now aged 42 Marcus is still an integral part of the Somerset CCC team and is the epitome of a stalwart. Having endured a remarkable career, Marcus Trescothick works extensively as a cricket speaker sharing tales and anecodtes from him career while passionately raising awareness of stress related illness’.
A left-handed opening batsman who exudes class and elegance, Trescothick made his First Class debut for Somerset CCC in 1993 and immediately established himself as a regular member of the team. Consistently outperforming his counterparts around the country and having a proven track record to his name, Trescothick received International recognition as he made his One Day International debut seven years later before also making his Test Match later that same year. Renowned for his effortless and graceful stroke play, Trescothick averaged almost 50 in both his maiden Test and ODI series’ and during his work as a cricket speaker discusses the success he had a schoolboy and how he transferred his early promise to eventually become a fully fledged International cricketer.
Trescothick went from strength to strength in an England shirt as he ended the 2001 Ashes Series as England’s second highest runscorer as well as captaining the team in the absence of Nasser Hussain showcasing Marcus’ leadership abilities, something he shares during his work as a cricket speaker. A tremendous series in India in both Test and One Day International cricket led to him receiving huge plaudits and be named by Indian cricket as one of the Cricketers of the Year for 2002. Player of the Series and Man of the Match accolades continued to come for Trescothick as well as a number of centuries during a period which many suggest was his most productive.
Continuing to excel at International level, Trescothick maintained his form in the South Africa Test matches scoring a career-best 219 at The Oval and completing his successful series in which he averaged over 60. The 2005 Ashes Series was undoubtedly a career highlight for Trescothick as he was a crucial member of the historic and victorious team that captured the imagination of the nation. An electrifying and unforgettable series, during his work as a cricket speaker Marcus fondly reminisces on this achievement as well as speaking about how he became the fastest player to reach 5,000 runs in Test cricket and scored over 1,000 Test runs in a calendar year for the third consecutive year. Awarded an MBE for his services in cricket and his contribution to the Ashes series.
Though a stress related illness forced Trescothick to retire from international cricket and focus solely on his work as a cricket speaker he continues to play and flourish for Somerset CCC where he has a stand named after him in honour of his tremendous contributions to the club. Trescothick often appears at Somerset after dinner speaker events and is often called upon to present award ceremonies and present events at the cricket club.
Remembered by many as part of one of the strongest teams in England history Trescothick’s first four centuries came in losing matches, marking him out above his fellow players and cricket speakers as an ambitious and determined player who is able to keep is cool even when the odds are stacked against him. Known as somewhat of a gentle giant Trescothick’s hefty and knock-kneed visage gives way to a genial and interesting personality making him an excellent after dinner speaker.
Ending his International career with over 10,000 runs and scoring 23 centuries, having also played in over 700 domestic matches Marcus has compiled a spectacular 40,000 runs alongside a number of dismissals as a more then able wicketkeeper. The 2011 PCA Player of the Year has already had an incredibly distinguished and illustrious career and continues to do so. A wonderful cricket speaker who shares a host of tales and anecdotes along with expressing intimate details with regards to his own struggle with stress, Marcus Trescothick MBE is the consummate professional and a true gentleman that is available to hire as a cricket speaker for any event, dinner or function and is certain to provide a truly mesmerising performance at any occasion.