LEADING figures from across the cricketing world have paid tribute to Marcus Trescothick after the Somerset batsman announced that he is to retire at the end of the 2019 season.

Trescothick, 43, said: "It’s been an incredible 27 years and I’ve loved every minute of it.

“However, everything has to come to an end eventually.

“This club, the members and the supporters mean so much to me. There are so many memories that I will cherish forever, and the club will always hold a truly special place in my heart."

That feeling is clearly mutual given the outpouring of affection since the news broke.

Here is a round-up of reaction to Trescothick's retirement...