Youngsters meet cricketing hero Trescothick

PUBLISHED: 10:00 09 June 2012

Marcus Trescothick and some of the youngsters from Winscombe Cricket Club

Marcus Trescothick and some of the youngsters from Winscombe Cricket Club

Neil Phillips

YOUNGSTERS from Winscombe Cricket Club got to meet one of their sporting heroes and a former England stalwart.

Twenty four of the club’s members met Somerset Cricket Club captain Marcus Trescothick at The County Ground in Taunton on May 27.

The trip was organised by Sandford-based Thatchers Cider, which sponsors Somerset, and saw them coached by the club’s cricket development officer Andy Fairbairn.

They then met Trescothick, who made 76 test appearances for England, and fellow player Arul Suppiah.

Winscombe chairman Peter Searle said: “What a great day we had.

“It’s a wonderful experience for any cricket player to go to The County Ground, but for our young players to meet the professionals and benefit from specialist coaching has been something to remember.

“We’d all like to thank our friends at Thatchers for making this happen.”

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