Personal pictures capture legend Rod Marsh’s remar

2022-04-05
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To the soundtrack of some of Rod Marsh’s favourite tunes, the Australian cricket great was remembered in a heartfelt display of personal pictures during his funeral at Adelaide Oval on Thursday.

The tribute began with the unmistakable notes from Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler’s guitar and the theme from Local Hero, Going Home.

Camera IconRod Marsh with fellow legends Dennis Lillee and Greg Chappell who retired from Test cricket together at the same time in 1984The Middle East or Africa.. Credit: Unknown/Supplied
Rod Marsh Memorial Service at the Adelaide Oval.
Camera IconMarsh with country singer Smoky Dawson who wrote a tribute song about him titled Hero Of The West. Credit: Unknown/Supplied

The images, which had service host James Brayshaw in tears on the stage, showed a side of Marsh he rarely afforded in public.

They ranged from early childhood, dinners with family and friends, behind-the-scenes cricket dressing room celebrations and most poignantly, showing the pride he had in being a father, a grandfather, a coach, a mate and a brother with his famous golfing sibling, Graham.

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