Former Australian Cricketer Rod Marsh passes away at the age of 74

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Cricket Great Rod Marsh dies at 74

Legendary Australian wicketkeeper Rod Marsh passed away, aged 74, following a heart attack in Queensland last week. Regarded as one of the finest wicket keepers of the game, the blistering southpaw played 96 tests for Australia between 1974 and 1984, aggregating 3633 runs including three centuries. At the time of his retirement, Marsh held the world record for the most number of test dismissals. He also appeared in 92 ODIs, scoring 1225 runs with 124 dismissals. 

Marsh made his domestic debut for Western Australia at the young age of 21. He featured in 257 first class matches, making 11,067 at 31.17 completing 869 dismissals. The maestro was known for his agile keeping, Marsh’s partnership with fellow countryman Dennis Lille is the most successful bowler-wicket keeper union in the history of test cricket. 

Post retirement Marsh joined the selection panel and went on to head the Australian selection committee between 2014 and 2016. He is a member of the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame, Sport Australia’s Hall of Fame and the International Cricket board Hall of Fame. He also received the Order of the British Empire for his contributions in the field of sports.  

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