Shaun Marsh announces retirement from first-class cricket

Shaun Marsh has announced his retirement from first-class cricket, ending a stellar 23-year-old career.

The southpaw made his debut in the Sheffield Shield as a teenager during the 2000-2001 season, breaking through for his maiden century against a strong New South Wales side in 2003.

Marsh finished his career as the third-highest run scorer for WA in Shield cricket, scoring 8347 runs, including 20 centuries and 43 half-centuries.

The left-handed batter played 126 times for Australia across all three formats of the game, tallying more than 5,000 runs and striking 13 centuries, during an international career that ran from 2008 to 2019.

He played 38 Test matches during that time, making six centuries, including on debut against Sri Lanka.

In 2021-2022 when Marsh captained WA to its first Sheffield Shield title since 1998-99.

Marsh featured during WA’s Marsh One-Day Cup triumph the same year, before announcing he would be stepping back from 50-over cricket shortly before the 2022-23 Australian domestic season commenced.

Throughout his career Marsh won two Big Bash League trophies, playing a starring role when the Scorchers won back-to-back titles in 2013-2014 and 2014-2015.

Marsh, who turns 40 in June, is set to fulfil his Big Bash contract with the Melbourne Renegades next season.

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