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Marshall returns to Sheffield

HOMECOMING: Sheffield’s Aiden Marshall is back in the team for today’s Greater Northern match against Launceston after an extended overseas trip. Picture: Stuart Wilson.

THE tranquillity of the Sheffield Recreation Ground on a Saturday afternoon is a long way removed from being with one million people celebrating in Germany.

But that’s the journey Sheffield’s Aiden Marshall has found himself on as he prepares to make his return to the Mountaineers side for today’s Greater Northern clash with Launceston.

The left-arm opening bowler has only returned this week from a seven-month tour of Europe, which included being in Berlin for the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

But coming off last season where he claimed 40 wickets at 15.98, the Sheffield selectors had no hesitation in bringing Marshall straight back in, with Thursday night’s Twenty20 game his only hit-out.

“I hope there isn’t any rust but I reckon there will be a bit there,” he said.

“I was playing a bit of indoor cricket over in England, which made me feel like I was in form, but I’m not too sure whether it is going to translate into the outdoor game.”

The 20-year-old has been one of the Mountaineers’ most consistent performers in recent years and has been asked by the club to take on the vice-captain’s role of the team upon his return.

“I’ve been playing first grade for a while now and you start to feel like you know what it’s all about,” Marshall said.

“I was asked to be vice-captain and I was a bit surprised at first.

“But when I thought about it, I’ve been there for four years, and with us losing Nick Cashion and a couple of other guys, it is a pretty young team, so I guess I’m becoming more of a senior player in the side.”

This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.

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