Who was Rodney Marsh? How did he die? Aged 74, Family, Meet his Wife, Net Worth, Daughter

Rodney William Marsh MBE was an Australian professional cricketer who captained the Australian national team as a wicketkeeper.

Marsh’s Test career spanned the Australian seasons of 1970–71 to 1983–84.

Rod Marsh, the legendary Australian wicketkeeper, died of a heart attack at the age of 74.

Rod Marsh, the legendary Australian wicketkeeper, died of a heart attack at the age of 74.

Marsh became unwell on his way to a charity cricket tournament in Queensland last Thursday.

From 1970 to 1984, he made 355 dismissals in 96 Test outings for Australia, a world record at the time of his retirement.

He also played 92 one-day internationals and was the head of selectors for Australia’s men’s team until 2016.

Marsh is Australia’s all-time dismissal leader, with 416 dismissals to Adam Gilchrist’s 416 and Ian Healy’s 395.

Australia Test great Mark Waugh described Marsh as “an absolute icon” of the sport.

Waugh continued: “I 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.”

Former Australia one-day international David Hussey paid tribute, saying “Rod will be missed”.

Hussey wrote on Twitter: “He’s saying, ‘cricket is a simple game made complicated’ still resonates with me.”

Marsh was regarded as “a great man who helped put me and many others on the correct path in our early years and taught me what it takes to play international cricket” by ex-England bowler Chris Tremlett.

Rodney Marsh Age, Family, Early Life

Marsh was born in the Perth suburb of Armadale on November 4, 1947, to Barbara and Ken Marsh. When he died, he was 74 years old. His zodiac sign is Scorpio, which corresponds to her birth month.

rodney marsh family

Marsh used to play backyard cricket with his older brother Graham, a professional golfer who has won eleven times on the European Tour. As schoolboys, both brothers played cricket for Western Australia. When Marsh was eight years old, he made his competitive debut for the Armadale under-16s.

Which school and college did he go to?

Talking about the education details of Rod, he must have completed his studies in his hometown. His high school and universities are still under review. It will be updated as new information becomes available.

Rodney Marsh Net Worth, How much does he earn?

Rod Marsh’s net worth is assumed to be between $1 million and $4 million dollars.

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From his initial career as a cricket player, he has amassed a sizable fortune.

Rodney Marsh Wife, What about his relationship?

Rod Marsh was single when he passed away. Rod Marsh was married to his wife Ros Marsh with whom he, later on, got separated. The couple has a son named Daniel Marsh.  Daniel’s parents raised him in Western Australia. He looked up to his father and his great cricket career as a child.

Furthermore, as he grew older, Daniel pursued a cricket career and earned the moniker Son of Bacchus. He is now 48 years old and retired at the end of the 2009-10 season. Daniel, unlike his father, is noted in cricket for his right-handed batting and left-arm orthodox spin. He is currently mourning the loss of his admired father.

Rodney Marsh Career, What is his profession?

Between 1986 and 1998, Marsh worked as a cricket commentator for Channel Nine’s international matches. From 1990 until 2001, he was the director of the Australian Cricket Academy in Adelaide, where he had been a coach since its founding.

Australian international wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist, as well as fast bowlers Jason Gillespie and Brett Lee, are among his previous proteges. From October 2001 to September 2005, Marsh was the Director of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) national academy. England progressed from being a middling side to challenging Australia as the best team in Test cricket during this time, and with a 2–1 win in 2005, they reclaimed the Ashes after 16 years in Australian hands.

Marsh also chastised the ECB for releasing Troy Cooley, who had worked with England’s four-pronged pace attack, and lambasted Duncan Fletcher for choosing Geraint Jones over Chris Read as the wicketkeeper. He was formerly a selector for the English cricket team and pledged his cricketing loyalty to England.

The South Australian Cricket Association announced in August 2006 that Marsh had been hired as a consultant to conduct a review of cricket in the state. Marsh had also worked with the Dubai-based Global Cricket Academy. On May 2, 2014, Marsh was named head of selectors for Cricket Australia, succeeding John Inverarity. He was previously the manager of elite coaching development for Cricket Australia.

Is he available on any kind of social media platform?

We looked for him on  Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms but were unable to locate him. Any information about his social media will be updated soon.

Body Appearance of Rodney Marsh‘s Height, Weight 

HeightN / A
Hair colorGrey
Eye colorBrown
WeightN / A
Body typeFit
 Sexual orientationStraight

Interesting facts about Rodney Marsh’s which you should be known about

Zodiac signScorpio
Marital statusDivorced
ChildrenDaniel Marsh
Spouse Ros Marsh(former)