Rodney Marsh, an Australian cricket legend, suffers a heart attack. Marsh, 74, died of a heart attack while driving to a charity event in Bundaberg, Queensland. The organizers of the Bulls Masters charity event rushed him to the hospital.
Rodney Marsh, Australia’s wicket-keeper legend, is in critical condition in a Queensland hospital after suffering a heart attack on Thursday. Marsh, 74, died of a heart attack on his way to a charity event in Bundaberg, Queensland. The organisers of the Bulls Masters charity event rushed him to the hospital.
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“Rod arrived at 10.05 a.m. and called me around 10.30 a.m. from his car.” He expressed his eagerness to share a beer with me. Then, not long after, Dave (one of the event’s organizers) called me from the car and told me what had happened.
“… doctor said he would not have made it if they (organizers John Glanville and David Hillier.) Had waited for an ambulance.” “A 74-year-old male presented to Bundaberg Hospital with cardiac symptoms. And is currently in critical condition,” a spokesperson for the Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service said.
“We are very concerned to hear the news about Rod and send him all our best wishes,” Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley said.
“During this difficult time, our thoughts are with him, his wife Ros, their family, and many friends. Rod is one of the game’s most iconic and popular figures, and we thank and acknowledge those who look after him.” Between 1970 and 1984, Marsh appeared in 96 Tests for Australia, recording 355 dismissals behind the stumps.
The 74-year-old was also Australia’s chair of selectors before stepping down in 2016.
Marsh was also wished a “full and speedy recovery” by Western Australia Cricket CEO Christina Matthews.
“We are deeply concerned to learn of Rod Marsh’s medical emergency following a major heart attack,” she stated.
“On behalf of WA Cricket staff and players, as well as the wider cricket community, I’d like to express our heartfelt condolences to Rod and his family.”
“He’s a much-loved husband and father – and he’s still one of our game’s great wicket-keepers.” Marsh represented Western Australia in 97 first-class games.