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Rod Marsh 'Celebrating 50 Years of Cricket' Literary Lunch

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Rod Marsh will be chatting about his book, Celebrating 50 Years of Cricket, at the Grand View Hotel.

Who is Rod Marsh? Yes, well, we aren't all cricket aficionados.

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Marsh was a colourful character, who had a cricket Test career spanning from the 197071 to the 198384 Australian season. In 96 Tests, he set a world record of 355 wicketkeeping dismissals, the same number his pace bowling Western Australian teammate Dennis Lillee achieved with the ball.

He was a cricket commentator for Channel Nine's international matches between 19861990 and 19961998. Marsh also coached at the Australian Cricket Academy in Adelaide since its inception and was its director from 1990 to 2001.

Marsh was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire in 1981 and inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 1985. He received an Australian Sports Medal in 2000 and a Centenary Medal in 2001.

The rest, as they say, is history.

The Grand View Hotel, 49 North Street, Cleveland, is renowned for its literary functions and I have no doubt that Marsh will follow his predecessors with an informative and entertaining account of his years on and off the cricket pitch.

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A two-course lunch is included and the spectacular bay views come at no additional cost.

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Tickets for this event on Tuesday, 20th November are available for purchase by contacting 07 3884 3000 or emailing ( $40.00 for Grand View Members. $45.00 for Non Members.)

The function begins at noon with an expected finishing time of 3pm. Copies of books will be available for purchase on the day.

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Why? Good conversation and a great lunch
When: Noon till 3 pm
Phone: 07 3884 3000
Where: 49 North Street, Cleveland
Cost: $40 members $45 non members
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