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Trescothick: "I sympathise with Trott"

Jonathan Trott leaves the field after day three of the Ashes in Brisbane Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Somerset captain Marcus Trescothick says he sympathises with England batsman Jonathan Trott who has left the Ashes tour in Australia because of a stress related illness.

Trescothick left the 2005-06 India tour and the 2006-07 Ashes tour of Australia due to a similar condition. He told Sky Sports: “You just can’t take any more, you just can’t get through the day let alone go out there and play a Test match and a Test match. I sympathise with Trotty.

Marcus Trescothick Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire/Press Association Images

“I’ve been in that exact situation in ’06 and ’07 and tried to make that decision knowing that the consequences and all the attention it’s going to bring on to you are going to be tough.

“I think we just need to allow a bit of time, that’s the key at this point."

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Somerset Cricket Captain cycles for charity

Somerset Cricket Captain cycles for charity Credit: ITV News West Country

A group of cricketers, including Somerset captain Marcus Trescothick and recently-departed wicketkeeper Jos Buttler, are involved in a charity bike ride across the country.

The ride started at Durham's Riverside ground and will finish at Lord's on Tuesday. The cricketers will cover more than 400 miles and are raising money for the Tom Maynard Trust and the Professional Cricketers' Association Benevolent Fund.

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Trescothick believes Somerset is ready

Somerset Cricket Team Credit: ITV West

Somerset Captain Marcus Trescothick believes the county is ready for twenty-twenty cup success as he and the team prepare for their fourth successive finals day.

Somerset, who have lost the final in each of the past three seasons, play Hampshire in the second semi-final at Cardiff on Saturday.