Trescothick takes Somerset reins
Somerset have confirmed that Marcus Trescothick will succeed Justin Langer as captain next year.
Langer announced on Monday that this season would be his last at Taunton, although he will lead the side in the Twenty20 Champions League in India next month.
He will then hand over the reins to his deputy Trescothick, who has led the side in Langer’s absence four occasions this summer and skippered England in two of his 76 Tests.
“Being made captain is a huge honour for me, particularly as I am Keynsham-born and have been associated with the club since my school days,” Trescothick, 33, told the official Somerset website.
“I have been a player for 17 years and I believe the time is right for me to take on the role. I am really looking forward to the challenge.”
Trescothick made his Somerset debut in 1993, and has scored more than 16,500 runs at an average of 40 in 254 first-class matches.
He called time on his England career early last year due to the stress-related illness which had prevented him from representing his country since 2006.