Trescothick eyeing Somerset riposte
Marcus Trescothick and his Somerset side have had less than 24 hours to digest their second major disappointment of the season but the former England opener is sure they will be ready for their final chance of silverware at Lord's.
The 2010 season has been a case of so near yet so far for the west country side, losing the Friends Provident t20 final on the last delivery and then ousted from the top of the LV= County Championship table by Nottinghamshire in the closing seconds of the campaign yesterday.
Now they face Warwickshire in the Clydesdale Bank 40 showpiece at HQ and Trescothick is confident the high-profile nature of the match is the perfect tonic for their disappointment.
"We're feeling pretty good, we had a chat about what happened yesterday in the dressing room and then we flew down to London last night and began focusing on the final," he said.
"We decided 'what better way to get over it than a big final at the home of cricket?'.
"It's the ideal scenario really, to be here at Lord's rather than lingering around for a few days thinking about it.
“The boys have been out on the field kicking a football around like a bunch of kids so they're not too down.
"The more you experience big games the more you get used to performing in that environment.
"We've been in that situation a couple of times this year so that could help us."
Trescothick believes his side's ability to compete for trophies across the formats makes them a strong bet but is also wary of a Bears side who have enjoyed a big upturn in form in the last four weeks.
"I think over the course of the season we've been a very consistent team and to be up there contending for every trophy we're involved in goes to show that," he said.
"We now need to go one step further and that is to get it right, but looking at Warwickshire they're probably the form team in county cricket right now and they'll be a real handful."