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Back to school for Somerset cricketer taking on a different career in the sport

Cricketer Marcus Trescothick is one of our region's most accomplished and recognisable sport stars. The former England international, Ashes winner, and Somerset captain has excelled with the bat for over two decades.

But at 41 the veteran is now one of the oldest players left in the County game and he's started making moves towards life after retirement by passing on his knowledge to the next generation.

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Marcus Trescothick has always let his bat do the talking but now he's telling others how best to use it. A sidestep into coaching - only he's starting with children.

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He's taken up a role at Taunton School. And who better to nurture the next generation than a West Country icon, widely acclaimed as the most gifted cricketer of a generation.

Trescothick has been at the crease for club and country for two decades. He's Somerset's record runs scorer and the county figurehead.

Only this Summer - he suffered the heartache of missing out on a first ever career and club championship title on the final day of the season.

But time is running out. He's now one of only 3 County Championship cricketers in the country aged over 40.

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Planning for the uncertainty of sporting retirement is especially important for a man who openly wrestles with anxiety and depression.

Trescothick appears to be comfortable and more than coping with this life change - but he still isn't ready to relinquish the bat quite yet.