Christian Ryan

Writer based in Melbourne. Author of Golden Boy: Kim Hughes and the Bad Old Days of Australian Cricket

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Shaun Marsh survived a run out chance when Ryan McLaren couldn't gather the ball

The Marsh mystery

He looks like one of Australia's top six batsmen, doesn't make the necessary runs in first-class cricket, briefly dazzles in Tests, goes away, then comes back

Fans try to catch a six

The 52nd six

Watching and hearing a six hit at a ground is a visceral experience, even in an age when sixes are the norm, not the exception