Cricket news; Shaun Marsh retires from first class cricket

After 23 years at the top Shaun Marsh is set to finally call it quits and end his distinguished first-class career.

A horror run of recent injuries for the 39-year-old, who made his debut for Western Australia way back in the summer of 2000/01 and went on to represent Australia 126 times, has forced him to hang up the pads.

Marsh was a polarising figure during much of his international career with his 38 matches in a baggy green spread out over eight years from his first in Sri Lanka in 2011 to his last in Sydney in 2019.

During his time he made six of his 14 international centuries, the other seven coming in ODIs, but also had some low runs, including making just 17 runs in a four-Test series against India in the summer of 2011/12.

He finished his Test career with 2265 runs, a return many believe was well short of the number his talent could have produced.

Marsh, who turns 40 in June, played all three formats for Australia and his first class career yielded more than 12,000 runs, including 32 centuries.

Last summer he captain to WA to a Sheffield Shield title, Marsh’s first.

He last played for WA when the Sheffield Shield season resumed a month ago when he suffered a finger injury and he hasn’t played since.

Marsh, who turns 40 in June, is set to fulfil his Big Bash contract with the Melbourne Renegades next season. He is the seventh highest all-time run scorer in the BBL with 2629 runs in 74 games.

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