Geoff Marsh~~s son hits maiden first-class century
Published: Saturday, January 25, 2003, 0:39 [IST]
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Sydney: Western Australian batsman Shaun Marsh, 19-year-old son of former Australian Test vice-captain Geoff Marsh, smacked his maiden first-class century in Newcastle, North of Sydney on Friday. Left-hander Marsh cracked an unbeaten 114 off the New South Wales attack on the second day of a Sheffield Shield game, leaving his side in a strong position to snatch at least first innings points. At stumps Western Australia was 273 for three wickets in reply to New South Wales' first innings 370. Marsh dominated a 194-run partnership with Michael Hussey (90 not out) at better than a run a minute. After New South Wales batsman Michael Clarke -- who recently made his One-day International debut -- starred on day one with an exhilarating half-century, it was Marsh's turn to steal the spotlight. He brought up his century with a pair of sixes off Mark Waugh, moving from 93 to 105 by lofting consecutive deliveries from the former Test player over the mid-wicket fence. Marsh, who made his first-class debut two years ago at the age of 17, spent the off- season in Zimbabwe working on his batting with his father, who coaches the Zimbabwe national side.