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‘Nothing too delicate to discuss'

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Sep 22, 2011 at 02:48pm IST

London: Somerset skipper Marcus Trescothick has promised an in-depth inquiry into his team’s failure to land a major trophy for the second successive season.

“Yet again I have found myself facing questions about Somerset’s inability to lose the tag of ‘nearly-men’ over the past few days and I only wish I had a some answers,” the former England opener wrote in his exclusive column for Wisden.

Somerset, minus Trescothick, are currently playing in the Champions League but a thorough inquiry will follow the team’s return to the UK.

Nothing too delicate to discuss: Trescothick

Somerset who are competing in the CLT20 competition lost to Surrey in the CB40 final.

“Once the squad return from the Champions League in India, there will be a meeting involving myself, director of cricket Brian Rose, coach Andy Hurry and chief executive Guy Lavender.

“We need to look at the team, our set-up, game plans, who works with who, and a lot more, trying to identify an area where we are going wrong.

“Nothing must be too delicate to discuss. We have to be open about every aspect of the club and find a way of coming back even stronger next year with a winning formula,” he added.

Despite the disappointment of another season without silverware, Trescothick points to the emergence of the outstanding talent of new England recruit Jos Buttler.

“Against Surrey {in the CB40 final} our top six batsmen, myself included, did not play well enough in a pressure situation. Although you are never out of a game until the proverbial fat lady sings, we didn’t give ourselves much of a chance by being reduced to 79 for 5.

“It was very hard work from then on. But there was one major exception to our batting failures because Jos Buttler played an innings that was an absolute joy to watch. For a lad of his inexperience, it was an incredibly mature knock in terms of reading the situation and playing in a manner exactly suited to it. Jos is a huge talent, as I am sure England supporters are going to see on many occasions in the years to come.” Trescothick concluded.

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