Charming Trescothick hands pads to Wyatt

PUBLISHED: 10:00 31 July 2008 | UPDATED: 22:08 15 June 2010

Upottery's special night, when they hosted Somerset for a match in aid of the Marcus Trescothick benefit year, turned into an occasion that the 300 plus present will surely never forget.

Upottery's special night, when they hosted Somerset for a match in aid of the Marcus Trescothick benefit year, turned into an occasion that the 300 plus present will surely never forget.The Cidermen turned up with a side that had a real experienced international flavour about it - Trescothick, Blackwell and Caddick from England, Alonso Thomas from South Africa and Banks from West Indies. Batting first, the county side did not disappoint the large crowd that had gathered, especially Marcus Trescothick who faced 18 balls, hit 10 sixes and five fours, scoring 85 before his prized wicket fell to a superb diving catch on the long on boundary by Dan Prettejohn off the bowling of Mark Joyce. The same bowler had Somerset Physio Ian Brewer caught by Peter Legge for 29. Fifteen-year-old Ollie Rice stumped Andrew Caddick off the bowling of Gary Kennard and then there was a cameo 'blast' by West Indian Banks who plundered a 21 ball half century and went on to make 91 with five sixes and 13 fours before being bowled by 17-year-old Matt Frost for 91. Mark Tucker and Prettejohn also claimed wickets as Somerset closed on 296-7. The reply closed on 114-6 with Dave Woolacott top scoring with 38 before he departed, bowled by former England man Ian Backwell. Alex Fensome was run out for a fine 27 and Nigel Wyatt, who launched the reply batting with son Thomas, also got into double figures with 12.After the game Trescothick handed his pads to fellow left-handed batsmen Tom Wyatt and the Somerset party left a lasting impression on the Upottery side. Mike Kellow said: "It was a cracking evening. All the Somerset party were charming and friendly. 'Tres' (Trescothick) is really a top, top person."The village side handed over a cheque for £2,500 to boost the Trescothick benefit fund and a great night was had by all.

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