Thursday 19 July 2007 

Trescothick To Miss Somerset Clash With Essex

Somerset opening batsman Marcus Trescothick has lost his fitness battle, and will not play in the LV County Championship Division Two clash with Essex, which starts tomorrow (July 20) at Taunton.

He picked up a thigh injury during his innings of 69 not out which helped his side move to the top of the table by beating Northamptonshire by nine wickets, having to bat with a runner. His place in the side will be taken by Matt Wood; otherwise, Somerset have named an unchanged line up.

Somerset: M Wood, N Edwards, J Langer (c), C White, J Hildreth, I Blackwell, P Trego, C Kieswetter (wk), S Jones, A Caddick, C Willoughby