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Rod Marsh

Player: Australia (1970-1984)

Few players have embodied the spirit of cricket in Australia than Rod Marsh, who kept wicket for his country in 96 Tests and 92 ODIs in a career spanning 15 years.

Stocky in build but a nible-footed mover behind the stumps, Marsh remains one of the most highly respected glovemen to have played international cricket.

After making his first-class debut for Western Australia in 1968, he played his first Test match, against England in 1970, and quickly established himself as Australia's no.1 behind the stumps.

He formed a famous partnership with fellow Western Australian Dennis Lillee and the dismissal 'ct Marsh b Lillee' was recorded a then-record 95 times in Test matches, becoming one of the most iconic and prolific combinations in cricket history.

Few players have embodied the spirit of cricket in Australia than Rod Marsh

In addition to his fine keeping, Marsh also earned plaudits for his stubborn batting, which spawned three Test centuries and inspired a number of lower order fightbacks.

After retirement Marsh continued to play his role in Australian cricket, helping produce players such as Ricky Ponting and Glen McGrath at the famous Australian Cricket Academy in Adelaide, before launching the English equivalent in 2002.

He was appointed Chairman of Selectors for the Australia national team in May 2014.

Marsh joined the WCC in April 2012.


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