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Former England opener Marcus Trescothick breaks foot after scoring ton

Marcus Trescothick, who played 76 Test matches for England scored broke his foot while scoring a century for Somerset against Lancashire.

cricket Updated: May 05, 2018 11:20 IST
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Marcus Trescothick could miss the rest of the county season with a broken foot.
Marcus Trescothick could miss the rest of the county season with a broken foot.(Getty Images)

Marcus Trescothick scored his 66th first-class hundred on Friday but the veteran former England batsman suffered a broken foot that could yet rule him out for the rest of the season.

The 42-year-old Trescothick, whose 76-Test career ended due to a stress-related condition in 2006, made exactly 100 for Somerset in their County Championship First Division clash away to Lancashire at Old Trafford.

George Bartlett’s 110, his maiden first-class hundred, helped Somerset to a total of 321 for five at stumps.

There was no hint of the trouble to come when left-hander Trescothick, on 95, played a ball from Matt Parkinson defensively on the leg side and collapsed.

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He needed the assistance of a runner to complete a 137-ball century and Somerset coach Jason Kerr said: “It’s just been confirmed that Marcus has got a broken right fifth metatarsal so he’ll be out for the foreseeable future.

“But it’s too early to say whether he’ll be back later in the season.

“We need to get clarity on the extent of the break. If it’s a clean break, it’s just a few weeks’ recovery and then we’ll get him back on his feet.”

First Published: May 05, 2018 11:18 IST