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Marcus Trescothick agrees new contract with Somerset

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Marcus Trescothick will extend his famous career into a 24th season after agreeing a new contract with Somerset.

Club captain Trescothick, who will be 40 on Christmas Day, has played for his native county since making his first-class debut as a teenager in 1993.

The 2005 Ashes-winning opener is one of four players to have signed new deals at Somerset, who have confirmed a one-year contract for him and two-year agreements with Max Waller, Jack Leach and Josh Davey.

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Somerset director of cricket Matt Maynard said: "Marcus is the absolute model professional and has contributed a tremendous amount to this club.

"While he is coming to the twilight of his career on the field, his experience and knowledge are second to none and he still has a very important role to play at Somerset both on and off the field."

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Trescothick played more than 200 times for his country across the formats, including 76 Test caps, and has 56 first-class hundreds.

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