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Popular Australian cricket player: Geoffrey Marsh

by on November 8, 2012
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Popular Australian cricket player Geoffrey Marsh

Geoffrey Marsh is an ex-player, selector and coach of the Australian cricket team who was a right-hand opening batsman and was popular for his steadfast fortitude. He played fifty test matches and more than 100 One Day Internationals for the Australian team.

It was in 1985 when Marsh made the first manifested his test presence and created a firm niche for himself with his debut batting In Adelaide against India and that was just the start of Marsh as an opener batsman! Geoff Marsh made his debut in ODI in 1985. His participation in 117 One-Day Internationals won him 4357 runs at an average of 40, which was evaluated as seven runs higher than March’s regular test score. Geoff Marsh also captained Australian ODI side where he captained in four matches and won three and lost one match in a series. Additionally, his 9 complete and 22 half-centuries bequeathed Geoffrey Robert Marsh with much applause with the best part being the World Cup triumph in 1999 against England. His best test batting score was made against England in 1989 i.e. 138. Geoff Marsh has also played tremendous innings in first class cricket. He has scored 11, 760 runs at an average of 39.46 scoring 33 centuries. His 355 for SA V WA is the 28th highest score in first class cricket history along with 10th highest from any Australian cricket player. n

Marsh’s cricketing skills have transferred to his two sons, Mitchell Marsh and Shaun Marsh who are playing currently for Australian cricket team as batsmen. Shaun Marsh is especially known for his performance in 1987 Cricket World Cup held in India and he will always be known for his contribution. 

Marsh also played an integral part in winning in 1987 World Cup held in India. He accomplished his best ODI batting score of 146 against England and captained his team in four ODIs. Lastly, Marsh scored 11,760 runs in first class cricket at an average of 39.46 including 33 complete centuries.

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