Marsh suffered a heat attack in Bundaberg, Queensland, last week before passing away in Adelaide on Friday morning

Last Updated: 04/03/22 7:19am

Rod Marsh

Rod Marsh

Former Australia wicketkeeper and England selector Rod Marsh has died at the age of 74.

Marsh had been in a critical condition after suffering a heart attack in Bundaberg, Queensland, last week, and died in South Australia’s capital Adelaide on Friday morning local time.

Marsh made 96 Test appearances for Australia and ended his career with a then-record 355 dismissals.

He made a further 92 appearances in white-ball cricket for his country in an international career that lasted from 1970 to 1984.

The news was confirmed by Marsh’s son Paul, who said in a statement: “On behalf of my mother Ros and brothers Dan and Jamie, it is with immense sadness that I advise that my father Rod passed away peacefully early this morning.

“He has been an incredible husband, father and grandfather and we have been so fortunate to have had him in all our lives.”