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will be a cause for celebration in the Marsh household this Christmas, as
the family enjoys a rare gathering together.
privilege of representing their country often comes with a demand of the
Marsh men being away from home and family, with the family last together for Christmas Day four years ago.
coupled with the previous playing demands of former state basketball captain
Mel Marsh and the 24-7 news cycle requirements for broadcast journalist Rebecca
Marsh, it’s easy to see why a family get-together would hold a such
significance for the group.
excitement and celebration will help balance the natural disappointment of
brothers Shaun (injury) and Mitch (omission) at being overlooked for inclusion
in the Boxing Day Test squad.
family caught up with The Weekend West ahead of Christmas, with some of their
comments below. Please
see thewest.com.au or The Weekend West for the full story.
I look at the career of my three kids, I just hope they enjoy what they do and
they do the best they can. The two boys still have a lot of cricket to go, and Melissa has
gone down the family line and retired,” Geoff told The Weekend West.
a family, we’ve grown up in sport; it’s not anything different to us, it’s the
way it’s always been.”
Austin has changed my cricket mentality a lot – I never stress about things too
much anymore,” Shaun told The Weekend West.
come home to a smiling baby and whether I’ve had a good day or a bad day, it
disappears pretty quick and you don’t think about the game away from the
put a lot of perspective on my life.”
family has certainly been through a bit when it comes to professional cricket,
but when it comes to family, it’s family,” Mitch told The Weekend West.
matter how many Tests they’ve both played, at the end of the day, that’s my
brother and my dad and they’ll always be there for me.”