Full Name

Jack Marsh


1874, Yugilbar, New South Wales


May 25, 1916, Orange, New South Wales(aged null)

Bowling Style

Right arm fast


5ft 7in


Jack Marsh, the well-known aboriginal fast bowler, died in hospital at Orange (N.S.W.) on May 26. He played Grade cricket for the South Sydney and Sydney Clubs, and also appeared for New South Wales. In the match with Victoria at Sydney in February, 1901, he was no-balled 17 times for throwing by R. Crockett, of Melbourne; the other umpire, S. P. Jones, however, allowed his bowling as fair. A few seasons later he had a six months' tour through the Commonwealth with a Hippodrome company, being exhibited in the role of a fast bowler and demonstrating his skill to any countrymen who were anxious to stand up against him.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

  • Marsh once bowled Victor Trumper but the umpire loudly told anyone that would listen that he considered Marsh a chucker and that he would no-ball him the next day. Marsh got wind of this and visited a doctor who put his arm in a splint and gave him a certificate stating that in that state it would be impossible for him to throw.

    He drank heavily after stopping playing cricket and was killed in a street brawl in Orange, NSW.

  • Career Averages

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    Debut/Last Matches - Player

    FC Matches
    1900/01 - 1902/03