Rod Marsh, the former Australia wicketkeeper, died of a heart attack last week in Queensland at the age of 74. Marsh, an explosive left-handed batsman and one of Test cricket’s best wicketkeepers, played 96 Tests for Australia between 1970 and 1984, amassing 3633 runs, including three hundred. Marsh held the world record for most Test dismissals (355) at the time of his retirement. Marsh also played in 92 One-Day Internationals, scoring 1225 runs at 20.08 and dismissing 124 batsmen. Marsh made his first-class debut for Western Australia in the 1968-69 season and went on to play 257 first-class matches for the Western Australians, amassing 11,067 runs at 31.17 and completing 869 dismissals.

Marsh’s collaboration with famed fast bowler Dennis Lillee, known for his athletic keeping, is the most successful bowler-wicketkeeper alliance in Test history, with ‘caught Marsh, bowled Lillee’ being recorded 95 times – a record to this day. After retiring and becoming a selector, Marsh went on to lead Australia’s selection panel from 2014 to 2016. Marsh is a member of the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame, Sport Australia’s Hall of Fame, and the International Cricket Council’s Hall of Fame, and he was awarded the Order of the British Empire for his contributions to sport in 1981. His children Paul, Dan, and Jamie, as well as his wife Ros, survive him.