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Cricket legend Rod Marsh suffers heart attack

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Former Test cricketer Rod Marsh (L) is in a Queensland hospital after suffering a serious heart attack. Photo: Getty
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Australian cricket legend Rod Marsh is in a Queensland hospital after reportedly suffering a serious heart attack.

The former wicketkeeper was in Bundaberg for an event for the Bulls Masters charity group when the attack happened.

Marsh was reportedly rushed to hospital by Bulls Masters organisers John Glanville and David Hillier – who are being credited with saving his life.

“John and Dave deserve so much credit because the doctor said if they had waited for an ambulance he would not have made it,” Bulls Masters boss Jimmy Maher told News Corp.

“Rod landed at 10.05am and rang me from the car at about 10.30.

“He said he could not wait to have a beer with me.

“Then soon [after] Dave rang me from the car and told me what had happened. It’s devastating.”

Marsh’s heart reportedly stopped beating for several minutes. He was saved by emergency doctors at Bundaberg Hospital.

Marsh played 96 Tests for Australia between 1970 and 1984, snaring 355 dismissals behind the stumps.

The 74-year-old also previously served as Australia’s chairman of selectors before stepping down in 2016.

His wife, Ros, was informed of her husband’s health crisis in Adelaide and is reportedly on her way to Queensland.

– with AAP