Full Name

Jack Marsh

Born

1874, Yugilbar, New South Wales

Died

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

Bowling Style

Right arm fast

Height

5ft 7in

TEAMS

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

    Batting & Fielding
    FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50sCtSt
    FC6102409*5.000020
    Bowling
    FormatMatRunsWktsBBIAve5w10w
    FC6730345/3421.4731

    Debut/Last Matches - Player

    FC Matches
    Span
    1900/01 - 1902/03