Full name Hamish John Hamilton Marshall
Born February 15, 1979, Warkworth, Auckland
Current age 37 years 164 days
Major teams New Zealand, Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Northern Districts, Royal Bengal Tigers
Playing role Batsman
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Relation Twin brother - JAH Marshall
|Test debut||South Africa v New Zealand at Johannesburg, Dec 8-12, 2000 scorecard|
|Last Test||South Africa v New Zealand at Centurion, Apr 15-19, 2006 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Pakistan v New Zealand at Lahore, Nov 29, 2003 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Ireland v New Zealand at Providence, Apr 9, 2007 scorecard|
|T20I debut||New Zealand v Australia at Auckland, Feb 17, 2005 scorecard|
|Last T20I||New Zealand v West Indies at Auckland, Feb 16, 2006 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Gloucestershire v Leicestershire at Cheltenham, Jul 20-22, 2016 scorecard|
|List A debut||1998/99|
|Last List A||Surrey v Gloucestershire at The Oval, Jul 27, 2016 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||New Zealand v Australia at Auckland, Feb 17, 2005 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Gloucestershire v Essex at Cheltenham, Jul 17, 2016 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|55||Gloucs||v Surrey||The Oval||27 Jul 2016||LA|
|11||Gloucs||v Sussex||Cheltenham||24 Jul 2016||LA|
|19, 6||Gloucs||v Leics||Cheltenham||20 Jul 2016||FC|
|43||Gloucs||v Essex||Cheltenham||17 Jul 2016||T20|
|10, 0||Gloucs||v Essex||Cheltenham||13 Jul 2016||FC|
|4||Gloucs||v Glamorgan||Cardiff||10 Jul 2016||T20|
|1||Gloucs||v Kent||Bristol||8 Jul 2016||T20|
|8||Gloucs||v Surrey||Bristol||6 Jul 2016||T20|
|9||Gloucs||v Somerset||Taunton||1 Jul 2016||T20|
|-||Gloucs||v Leics||Leicester||27 Jun 2016||FC|
It can be argued that Hamish Marshall has been a talent wasted. A stylish middle-order batsman, he played 13 Tests and 66 ODIs for New Zealand and made three centuries. But turned his back on international cricket in 2007-08 to play for Gloucestershire. He has enjoyed a steady county career without lighting up the English game that his early promise suggested was possible.
The 146 he made against Australia in March 2005 proved the high point in his career, not the beginning of greatness some foresaw. He was unshakable against the pace of the mighty Australians at their peak. Another big hundred followed against Sri Lanka and a year later he was signed by Gloucestershire as their overseas player. The cosy life in county cricket proved too attractive and Marshall rejected a central contract for 2007-08, eventually becoming a home-qualified player for Gloucestershire via an Irish passport.
It was a disappointment for New Zealand, who first picked Marshall in December 2000 for a Test debut against South Africa. Batting at No. 7 he made an unbeaten 40, showing great maturity and promise. But he was not picked again and had to wait for another three years to get his chance when he was called up for the one-day series in Pakistan in 2003-04. In his third game, he scored an impressive 101 not out in Faisalabad, and later scored 64 and 84 to help New Zealand win the corresponding home series. He then helped New Zealand to win the 2003-04 home one-day series against South Africa, and was called up for the 2004 NatWest Series in England, scoring 75 not out and 55 in the group matches before a solid 44 saw New Zealand win the final against West Indies.
Marshall struggled to hold down a place in New Zealand's ODI side through 2006-07 and although he was not picked in the World Cup squad, he later joined the team as a replacement when Lou Vincent broke his wrist. Marshall played three games in the Caribbean but then sprung a surprise by refusing a national contract.
His career with Gloucestershire began as an overseas player in 2006 where he scored 102 against Worcestershire on début and finished the season with 1218 runs at 60.90. That year he also made his highest score for the county, 168 against Leicestershire at Cheltenham. But since making the move permanent he has failed to match that mark and suffered a torrid 2011 season, making only 401 runs in 19 innings. He bounced back to an extent with his first century for three years in 2012 and managed to average 37.36 in an horrendously wet season. He, like many, found the going far easier in 2013 and made over 1000 runs in a season for just the second time in his career, including four centuries, but slipped back in the following season.
His one-day fortunes have been of modest return. He made centuries in the pro40 against Sussex in 2007 at Hove and Middlesex at Bristol in 2008. He also struck a T20 ton against Worcestershire as Gloucestershire went all the way to the 2007 final. And in 2011, along with Kevin O'Brien, played in the first T20 innings where two players scored centuries; Gloucestershire's 254 for 3 against Middlesex at Uxbridge broke the domestic T20 world record.
Marshall also played in the rebel Indian Cricket League in 2008 for the Royal Bengal Tigers. And his twin brother James has also played for New Zealand.
Against India in 2002, Hooper, Dillon, Chanderpaul and Co. gave their fans something to cheer about