Jack Marsh History Lecture

The Jack Marsh History Lecture is designed to encourage curiosity and research into the history of our grounds.

The lecture series is named in honour of the indigenous NSW fast bowler Jack Marsh whose promising first-class career was cut short by accusations of ‘throwing’ that many believe were inspired by racism. The annual one-hour lecture is a must for cricket lovers, sport fans and history buffs. Read about Jack Marsh

2017 Jack Marsh History Lecture - details to be advised

We are undergoing the planning and logistics for the 2017 Jack Marsh History Lecture. Dates and further details will be released when finalised.

2016 Jack Marsh History Lecture - Tom Wills: First Wild Man of Australian Sport

Tom WillsGreg de Moore as he provided a new perspective on the dramatic life of Tom Wills, Australia’s first great cricketer; coach of the first Aboriginal team to tour England in 1868 and architect of our great indigenous game, Australian rules football.

MA Noble Stand, SCG
6:30pm Wednesday 20 January 2016
Drinks and Canapés from 5:30pm
SCG Museum open from 5:30pm

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The Jack Marsh History Lecture series is made possible with the generous support of SCG Museum benefactors. Donate to the Museum today to support research, preservation and exhibition of the Trust’s diverse social and political history and the heritage of sports played at our grounds.