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.
“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."
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.
This is the moment Somerset captain Marcus Trescothick was caught out for a duck at the County Ground this afternoon. It's his fourth duck in the space of five days. He was batting in Somerset's second innings against Sussex.
One man who knows all about the Ashes and what it takes to win is Somerset captain Marcus Trescothick. Now retired from international cricket but still one of the finest batsmen in the country he took time out to reminisce and share his thoughts on this summer's eagerly anticipated series.