Berliner Boersenzeitung - 'A colossal figure': Australian cricket great Rod Marsh dead at 74

EUR -
AED 3.93191
AFN 74.934023
ALL 100.192131
AMD 415.522218
ANG 1.928991
AOA 915.808176
ARS 969.607303
AUD 1.607077
AWG 1.926886
AZN 1.778553
BAM 1.951156
BBD 2.161036
BDT 125.761858
BGN 1.956169
BHD 0.403409
BIF 3063.748671
BMD 1.070492
BND 1.447841
BOB 7.396396
BRL 5.838506
BSD 1.070343
BTN 89.523495
BWP 14.483394
BYN 3.502265
BYR 20981.647082
BZD 2.157465
CAD 1.464979
CDF 3048.762005
CHF 0.954366
CLF 0.036176
CLP 998.212863
CNY 7.771879
CNH 7.805778
COP 4458.011234
CRC 559.463235
CUC 1.070492
CUP 28.368043
CVE 110.686817
CZK 24.905857
DJF 190.247651
DKK 7.45887
DOP 63.212278
DZD 144.025914
EGP 51.07233
ERN 16.057383
ETB 61.576478
FJD 2.400847
FKP 0.83991
GBP 0.845656
GEL 2.965407
GGP 0.83991
GHS 16.217803
GIP 0.83991
GMD 72.55263
GNF 9200.880601
GTQ 8.306928
GYD 223.927047
HKD 8.35525
HNL 26.789047
HRK 7.513183
HTG 142.013942
HUF 396.775824
IDR 17650.864132
ILS 3.992931
IMP 0.83991
INR 89.508509
IQD 1402.344779
IRR 45067.721549
ISK 149.098451
JEP 0.83991
JMD 166.455386
JOD 0.758656
JPY 170.137073
KES 137.555396
KGS 93.022453
KHR 4421.133413
KMF 492.373125
KPW 963.443119
KRW 1490.10337
KWD 0.328288
KYD 0.891969
KZT 492.872346
LAK 23499.981845
LBP 95916.101312
LKR 326.742344
LRD 207.675494
LSL 19.268445
LTL 3.160885
LVL 0.64753
LYD 5.19729
MAD 10.659929
MDL 19.137274
MGA 4792.593612
MKD 61.522827
MMK 3476.916902
MNT 3693.198188
MOP 8.604441
MRU 42.073804
MUR 49.938409
MVR 16.469537
MWK 1855.699432
MXN 19.651807
MYR 5.047388
MZN 68.185043
NAD 19.268584
NGN 1593.963098
NIO 39.372921
NOK 11.287168
NPR 143.238419
NZD 1.748128
OMR 0.412086
PAB 1.070353
PEN 4.082001
PGK 4.174438
PHP 63.015557
PKR 298.130219
PLN 4.327029
PYG 8054.829277
QAR 3.897127
RON 4.976291
RSD 117.054866
RUB 93.535166
RWF 1407.69724
SAR 4.015933
SBD 9.035137
SCR 14.617603
SDG 643.36556
SEK 11.237032
SGD 1.449981
SHP 1.352513
SLE 24.457859
SLL 22447.688199
SOS 611.251125
SRD 32.856082
STD 22157.027184
SVC 9.365797
SYP 2689.644219
SZL 19.268261
THB 39.328833
TJS 11.37234
TMT 3.746723
TND 3.343687
TOP 2.52433
TRY 35.153759
TTD 7.26963
TWD 34.629143
TZS 2810.042285
UAH 43.374273
UGX 4008.459751
USD 1.070492
UYU 42.160052
UZS 13531.021458
VEF 3877914.225098
VES 38.89468
VND 27249.378901
VUV 127.090948
WST 2.998037
XAF 654.393412
XAG 0.034787
XAU 0.000453
XCD 2.893059
XDR 0.812363
XOF 654.606448
XPF 119.331742
YER 267.99783
ZAR 19.24138
ZMK 9635.713166
ZMW 27.266106
ZWL 344.698051
  • RBGPF

    0.0000

    56.5

    0%

  • RYCEF

    0.1600

    6.13

    +2.61%

  • CMSC

    -0.1050

    24.4507

    -0.43%

  • CMSD

    -0.0600

    24.24

    -0.25%

  • NGG

    1.3500

    57.85

    +2.33%

  • RIO

    0.6600

    66.92

    +0.99%

  • GSK

    -0.1900

    40.76

    -0.47%

  • SCS

    -0.4100

    12.18

    -3.37%

  • RELX

    0.0700

    45.65

    +0.15%

  • BCC

    -3.5700

    122.72

    -2.91%

  • AZN

    0.1400

    78.56

    +0.18%

  • JRI

    0.1800

    12.03

    +1.5%

  • BCE

    0.2900

    32.79

    +0.88%

  • BTI

    0.3800

    31.5

    +1.21%

  • VOD

    0.1800

    9.09

    +1.98%

  • BP

    0.3200

    35.71

    +0.9%

'A colossal figure': Australian cricket great Rod Marsh dead at 74
'A colossal figure': Australian cricket great Rod Marsh dead at 74

'A colossal figure': Australian cricket great Rod Marsh dead at 74

Rod Marsh was remembered as "a colossal figure" in Australian cricket Friday who gave close to 50 years' service to the sport as tributes poured in after he died following a heart attack at a charity event last week.

Text size:

The 74-year-old, who played 96 Tests and was later a long-time national selector, had been in an induced coma and passed away peacefully in an Adelaide hospital on Friday morning, his family confirmed.

"We are so grateful for all the love and support our family has received from so many people over the last week," they said in a statement. "It has given us strength in the most difficult week of our lives."

Perth-born Marsh made his international debut in 1970 against England before retiring in 1984 with what was then a world-record 355 Test dismissals, 95 off the bowling of legendary paceman Dennis Lillee.

Nicknamed "Iron Gloves", he also played 92 ODIs and as a dashing left-hander was the first Australian wicketkeeper to score a Test century against Pakistan in 1982.

After his playing career, he remained closely linked to the game as head of the Australian Cricket Academy, helping nurture dozens of players including Ricky Ponting, Adam Gilchrist and Justin Langer, before becoming chairman of selectors.

His former captain and long-time friend Ian Chappell told Channel Nine that Marsh was respected by all those he played with and against.

"His tentacles were pretty widespread in cricket, so there were a lot of people that knew him, and even if somebody didn't necessarily like him, they respected him," Chappell said.

"He was always happy to have a yarn, he had a good sense of humour, anybody that met him enjoyed his company."

- 'One of greatest ever' -

Current Test captain Pat Cummins hailed him as "a colossal figure in Australian cricket who gave close to 50 years of incredible service".

"When I think of Rod I think of a generous and larger-than-life character who always had a life-loving, positive and relaxed outlook, and his passing leaves a massive void in the Australian cricket community," said Cummins, who is in Pakistan for Australia's first Test tour since 1998.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Marsh was his favourite player growing up and called him "a fierce competitor and a fine sportsman who valued what the game stood for".

"He will be remembered as one of Australia’s greatest ever Test cricket players," he added.

Batting great Mark Waugh said Marsh was "an absolute icon".

"Had the pleasure of working with Rod for a number of years as a selector and you wouldn't meet a more honest, down to earth, kind hearted person. RIP," he said on Twitter.

Even England's Barmy Army supporter group paid tribute, tweeting: "Our thoughts are with the legend's family and massive thanks Rod for some amazing Ashes memories."

Marsh was director of the England and Wales Cricket Board's national academy from 2001-2005 and was credited with helping rejuvenate their national team.

He is survived by wife Roslyn and sons Daniel, Paul and Jamie.

Marsh had been at a charity event in Queensland state last week when he collapsed, with son Paul on Monday announcing his father remained in an induced coma.

(P.Werner--BBZ)