The Perth Scorchers publicly presented the KFC Big Bash League trophy to fans at Forrest Place today. Coach Justin Langer, officials and players addressed hundreds of fans who arrived to celebrate the title win with their club..
The win over Hobart Hurricanes on Friday night at #TheFurnace in front of a record crowd of more than 20,000 was followed the following day by more good news for the Scorchers, with team member Shaun Marsh re-called to join the Test team in South Africa.
The winning ways could continue this week when the Indian Premier League player auction is held Wednesday, with the fairytale career turn of batsman and fan favourite Craig Simmons set to continue with a franchise signing.
“It’s just great new”, said Geoff Marsh, Scorchers assistant coach, on his son Shaun’s Test call-up. “I think we were all still celebrating the win from the previous night, so I’m just really pleased.
“It was obviously really disappointing for him to break down and not go on the tour, so for him it’s fantastic and we wish him all the best.
“Justin (Langer) called me to get a hold of him and tell him to stay by his phone,” he continued. “That was the last I heard, but Justin eventually got the news to him while the boys were all out having lunch and enjoying the win.
“It was great to come in at the end there, but for me, it was the way the boys set up the innings at the top of the order”, said Mitch Marsh about Friday night’s win. “I was then able to come in at the end and have a bit of fun.
“It was great to be out there with Shaun, batting together in a final.
“I was just going out there to get off strike and give him the strike, but he basically said to go for it.
“It was fun and we always enjoy batting together.
“I was with him when he got the call and he was very happy,” Mitch added about his brother’s Test call up. “I think when Justin called, he thought he was in trouble.
“We were all a bit worried there for a couple of minutes, but then he came back in and told us the news and we were all rapt for him – it was great reward.”Guys like him and Adam Voges, they’ve played for a long time and haven’t won anything,” Mitch added. “So he got to win a Big Bash final, now he’s off to South Africa, so it’s worked out great.”
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