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Marsh signs long term Scorchers deal



Mitch Marsh is likely to remain a one club BBL player, after putting pen to paper on a four year deal with the Perth Scorchers on Monday.


The 29 year old, who has been a stalwart of the squad since the opening BBL edition in 2011-12, will play for the franchise until at least the end of BBL14 as part of the new deal, becoming the first player in BBL history to play 14 seasons with the one club.


“I’m absolutely pumped to have signed on for four years, it was my goal all along to stay and play for the Scorchers for hopefully what will be my whole career,” Marsh said.


“I absolutely love everything about Western Australia, playing for a Western Australian team, representing the Perth Scorchers in front of our home crowd so it’s a huge honour to sign on for another four years.”


Marsh was set to captain the side in this edition of the BBL, but an ankle injury in the Indian Premier League tournament in September saw him hand over the captaincy to Ashton Turner to focus on his recovery to full fitness.


Marsh has starred so far in BBL10, making two half centuries with 187 runs at 46.75 and claiming 4 wickets at 18.75, after being cleared to return to bowling in late December.


The Scorchers face the Hobart Hurricanes in their final scheduled home clash, having won their previous four matches to sit in fifth spot after going winless through their first four fixtures.


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