New Taunton deal for Trescothick

11 September 2018 06:26:47 EST

Two 43-year-old Englishmen will feature in the County Championship next summer as veterans Marcus Trescothick and Darren Stevens have agreed to extend their careers.

Ex-England batsman Trescothick, who turns 43 on Christmas Day, has told Somerset he will play on. He said last year that he would assess his playing career on a season by season basis.

And Kent all-rounder Darren Stevens has signed a new one-year deal to stay at Canterbury until the end of the 2019 season. Stevens joined Kent in 2005, eight years after his first-class debut for Leicestershire.

Both men remain competitive on the domestic scene.

Although Trescothick is no longer selected for white-ball cricket, and has not been since 2015, last year he became the first Somerset player to hit 50 hundreds for the club.

He has one Division One century in 2018, a campaign hit by a broken metatarsal in late May.

Meanwhile, Stevens top-scored with 64 after taking 4-44 with the ball in the first innings of the ongoing County Championship Division Two match against Middlesex at Lord's.

Somerset are 11/4 to win the Vitality Blast this weekend while Lancashire can be backed at 5/2.

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