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Geoff Marsh      

Full name Geoffrey Robert Marsh

Born December 31, 1958, Northam, Western Australia

Current age 55 years 109 days

Major teams Australia, Western Australia

Batting style Right-hand bat

Other Coach

Relation Son - SE Marsh, Son - MR Marsh

Geoffrey Robert Marsh
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 50 93 7 2854 138 33.18 8124 35.13 4 15 307 1 38 0
ODIs 117 115 6 4357 126* 39.97 7790 55.93 9 22 302 22 31 0
First-class 184 323 25 11760 355* 39.46 33 46 133 0
List A 169 164 13 6366 126* 42.15 14 36 54 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 50 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 117 1 6 4 0 - - - 4.00 - 0 0 0
First-class 184 30 9 1 1/1 9.00 1.80 30.0 0 0
List A 169 6 4 0 - - - 4.00 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v India at Adelaide, Dec 13-17, 1985 scorecard
Last Test Australia v India at Adelaide, Jan 25-29, 1992 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v New Zealand at Sydney, Jan 14, 1986 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v Pakistan at Perth, Mar 11, 1992 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1977-1994
List A span 1981-1994
Profile

Geoff Marsh, a right-hand opening batsman renowned for his no-frills style and dogged determination, made his first Test appearance in December 1985 in an unsettled Australian side still coming to terms with the retirement of legendary trio Greg Chappell, Dennis Lillee and his namesake Rod Marsh. But after an inauspicious debut batting at No.3 against India in Adelaide, he was switched to opener where he began to solidify his spot, as well as the fragile top order, forming famous partnerships with two future Australian greats - firstly David Boon and then Mark Taylor. His steely, often grim, resolve in Tests was a contrast to his one-day batting, and it was in that he really flourished and found his true niche. His 117 one-day internationals yielded 4357 runs at an imposing average just shy of 40, which was almost seven runs higher than his Test average. His nine centuries and 22 half-centuries provided the platform for many Australian victories, with the highlight being the 1987 World Cup final triumph over England in India.

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Nov 22, 2011

Geoff Marsh has a chat with Lasith Malinga, Abu Dhabi, November 22, 2011

Geoff Marsh has a chat with Lasith Malinga

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Nov 13, 2011

Geoff Marsh and Tillakaratne Dilshan have a chat, Dubai, November 13, 2011

Geoff Marsh and Tillakaratne Dilshan have a chat

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Nov 1, 2011

Geoff Marsh hands out tips during Sri Lanka's training session, Sharjah, November 1, 2011

Geoff Marsh hands out tips during Sri Lanka's training session

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Tour Results
Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (SSC) - Sep 16-20, 2011
Match drawn
Sri Lanka v Australia at Pallekele - Sep 8-12, 2011
Match drawn
Sri Lanka v Australia at Galle - Aug 31-Sep 3, 2011
Australia won by 125 runs
SL Board XI v Australians at Colombo (PSS) - Aug 25-27, 2011
Match drawn
Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 22, 2011
Sri Lanka won by 4 wickets (with 18 balls remaining)
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