Tresco boost for Somerset

Captain officially passed fit to play in Clydesdale Bank 40 final

Last Updated: 17/09/11 10:05am

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Trescothink: Will be fit to face Somerset at Lord's

Trescothink: Will be fit to face Somerset at Lord's

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Somerset skipper Marcus Trescothick has been passed fit to play in Clydesdale Bank 40 final against Surrey at Lord's.

The opening batsman has been in a race against time to recover from the ankle injury that caused him to retire hurt in the final Group C game against Essex.

He was absent from the semi-final win over Durham as well as his side's last three LV= County Championship fixtures, but is now available again for the season finale.

Trescothick returns to a side that are trying to go one better after finishing second in all three competitions last season and also losing this year's Friends Life t20 final to Leicestershire.

And after coming through an intense period of treatment, including twice-daily sessions in an oxygen chamber during the past week, Trescothick is determined to shed the 'chokers' tag.

"It is another massive occasion for everyone connected with Somerset and every player knows the spotlight will again be on us as a team perceived to choke in major finals," the 35-year-old told his county's official website.

"I can't say for sure whether this will finally be the game in which we shed that tag. But by the law of averages I feel we are due a big performance and maybe a little good fortune going our way."

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