Melbourne: As England fight the elements to draw first blood in the ongoing Ashes series, one of their former Test stars has got an opportunity to earn a cool USD 1.56 million if he can send the ball sailing over the stands of the historic Lord's stadium.
Former opener Marcus Trescothick, who remains a formidable name in the country's county circuit after retiring from international cricket, was offered a chance to fish a million pounds if he muscles the ball over 210 feet from the Nursery End landmark at the Lord's.
The hard-hitting batsman received the offer from his bat makers Mongoose for repeating a feat that has been attained only once in the cricketing history, The Herald Sun reported.
Mongoose said Trescothick was well-placed to repeat the record set by Australian Albert Trott, who cleared the 50-foot building during a match for Marylebone Cricket Club in 1899.
The 34-year-old will be equipped with the Mongoose's latest bat, designed for cricket's shortest form.