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Last Updated: Wednesday, 9 May 2007, 06:50 GMT 07:50 UK
Trescothick not ready for England
Marcus Trescothick
Trescothick acknowledges the applause for his century
Marcus Trescothick says he is still not ready to play for England despite smashing an unbeaten 185 for Somerset.

He insists he wants to resurrect his England career after missing most of the winter with a stress-related illness but said now was not the time.

"I don't think I'm in contention for a Test call-up.

"Nothing has changed compared to the last few weeks - I'm just going to go about my business playing for Somerset," the opening batsman said.

England's first Test of the summer is against West Indies at Lord's on 17 May and the squad for that match is set to be announced on Sunday.

But Trescothick, who last played a Test match in August 2006, said his condition meant it was not simply down to his form with the bat as to whether he felt strong enough to pull on an England shirt again.

"As I have said before, it's not the right time to suddenly jump straight back in and put myself back up for selection.

"A few more knocks like that and, if I continue with that sort of form for a long period of time, then we will have to think about it again.

"I haven't officially told the selectors I'm not available but I spoke to Michael Vaughan last week, and said where I am."

SEE ALSO
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