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John Marshall      

Full name John Marshall

Born 1796, England

Died September 7, 1876, New Town, Tasmania (aged 80 years)

Major teams Tasmania

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 3 6 0 46 13 7.66 0 0 0 1
Bowling averages
Mat Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 3 8 0 - - - - 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class debut Tasmania v Victoria at Launceston, Feb 11-12, 1851 scorecard
Last First-class Tasmania v Victoria at Launceston, Mar 3-4, 1854 scorecard

A champion of the Hobart Town Cricket Club for twenty years, John Marshall played his final first-class match for Tasmania at the age of fifty-eight, making him Australia's oldest ever first-class cricketer. In 1850-51, he also had the honour of captaining and wicketkeeping for Tasmania in the inaugural first-class match in Australia, which, incidentally, Tasmania won. Until the time of his final first-class game three years later in the third inter-colonial match against Victoria, the cricketing career of Marshall remained a highly decorated one. When he played, he wore a beard that he had not cut since his teen years. (Thomas Rose, June 2000)


Tasmania First-Class Career Span: 1850-54