With Wade Townsend departing the North Hobart Cricket Club for higher honours last season, a mammoth task was left for the North Hobart board to cement a new coaching structure.
Despite having sizable hole to fill, playing coaches Alex Pyecroft and Robb Macmillan filled the void, and the appointment of NHCC Life Member Dan Marsh as batting coach was an obvious insight into the clubs desired direction.
Fast forward to May 2018, and Marsh has officially inked a new deal as head coach of the North Hobart Cricket Club’s men’s program for season 2018/19, and beyond.
“Last season gave me a good opportunity to see where the club was at,” Marsh said.
“I built some relationships with the players and administration, and I believe in this group of players. The older guys are still improving, and the young talent coming through is very exciting.”
A former captain of the club, Marsh’s Premier League career spanned over 121 games, taking 166 wickets @ 20.25 and smashing 3645 runs @ 39.19. Not to mention his 292 matches and excellent record at first class level.
Despite having two senior men’s teams reaching the finals series last season, Marsh says he will be looking to take his new players’ game to the next level.
“From a whole club point of view, fielding will be a huge focus,” said Marsh.
For a man who doesn't take himself too seriously, Marsh said he’d be placing emphasis on enjoying the game.
“Fun, we are going to have a lot of fun!”
Despite being locked into a role with the senior men’s group, Marsh also keeps a keen eye over the clubs women’s and girls’ programs, with his daughter Ella beginning to blossom in both junior and senior cricket at North Hobart.
Stay tuned to the North Hobart Cricket Club social accounts for further updates.