March 4, 2021
G’day legends. Welcome back or welcome to the Cricket Mentoring Podcast. It’s been a while since we published an episode so it’s great to be back. Thank you for listening!
The idea of this podcast is to share the unique stories of cricketers, coaches and performance experts, with the aim of giving you; serious & committed cricketers, coaches or parents, some techniques, strategies and inspiration so you can become a better and more confident cricketer and live a better life.
This episode is with one of Australia’s best batters over the past 20 years. Shaun Marsh, or SOS as he’s known in the cricketing world made his first-class debut way back in the 2000/2001 season and as he approaches his 38th birthday, was named the domestic cricketer of the year for the second year in a row which shows he’s still got plenty of high-quality cricket ahead of him.
Only a couple of days ago, SOS passed Justin Langer as the highest ever run scorer in List A cricket as he scored his 19th List A century in WA’s victory over South Australia at the WACA. SOS has represented Australia 126 times across all formats and has scored over 5,000 international runs with 13 centuries. At his best, there aren’t many better players in the world!
SOS has been a great mate of mine for a long time so it was nice to finally sit down and hear more about his story and how he goes about his batting.
In this episode SOS shared:
- His reflections of the most recent Big Bash
- Hie earliest memories of playing cricket
- How he trained and what his teenage years looked like
- What he remembers of his Test debut where he scored a century on debut
- Scoring 140 against the incredible South African bowling attack of Steyn, Morkel & Philander
- His memories of the first ever IPL where he won player of the tournament
- And how he transformed his life on and off field
This episode, recorded in February 2021, is the first part of a longer conversation that is available for the members of the Cricket Mentoring Community. If you’re keen to hear the whole conversation with SOS where we dive into his mindset, routines, preparation, how he transitions between formats and a whole lot more, then you can join the Cricket Mentoring Community today.
To join head to www.cricketmentoring.com/community and utilise our 7-day free trial and start learning from some of the games best minds including back-to-back big bash winning coach, Greg Shipperd, current Victorian head coach, Chris Rogers, Sydney Sixers Jordan Silk and many others. In the C M C you also get access to me as this is where i’m spending my time helping serious and committed cricketers from around the world learn and develop themselves, their skills and their mindsets. No matter where in the world you live or where you’re at in your game right now, if you want to score more runs or take more wickets and feel more confident on the cricket field then the Cricket Mentoring Community will help you. I hope to see you as a member soon!
To follow Shaun, you can find him on Instagram at @shaunmarsh9 Don’t be afraid to send him a DM letting him know you listened to the podcast and enjoyed it.