Trescothick's fumble on his first day back is punished

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Marcus Trescothick made his return to competitive cricket yesterday, only to find his thunder stolen by Craig Spearman.

Trescothick ­ who withdrew from England's tour of India with a virus, although the reason was originally given as personal problems ­ played for Somerset against Gloucestershire on the County Championship's first day. He let two edges from Spearman ­ who made 109 ­ through his fingers as he stood at first slip. Richard Johnson was the unlucky bowler.

Trescothick partly redeemed himself by catching Matt Windows off Andy Caddick for 20 on a rain-interrupted day that saw the hosts close on 262 for 4.