Somerset boss says Trescothick can be coaxed to play Ashes

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London, Aug. 11 (ANI): Somerset County Cricket Club CEO Richard Gould believes former England opener Marcus Trescothick can be coaxed to come out of international retirement to participate in the fifth Ashes Test at The Oval next week.

The left-handed opener has not played Test cricket since returning to England before the start of the 2006/07 Ashes tour in Australia.

He then said that he was suffering from a stress-related disorder.

England's innings and 80 run loss to Australia at Headingley has led to fans and ex-players clamoring for appropriate replacements such as Trescothick and Mark Ramprakash who are in top county form.

Trescothick is the leading batsman in English first-class cricket so far this season with 1,130 runs from 18 matches at an average of over 78 with six centuries.

Surrey batsman Ramprakash has been in top form for the past three years and averages more than 100 in the county championship this season. Kent's Robert Key is also in the running, as his Jonathan Trott.

Trescothick, 33, has played 76 Tests and scored 5,825 runs at an average of 43.79 with 14 hundreds. Ramprakash, 39, has played 52 Tests and averages 42.40 against the Australians. (ANI)

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