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Marshall rescues Gloucestershire with ton

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 8/05/2016

Veteran New Zealand batsman Hamish Marshall notched the 28th first-class century of his career in a rescue act for his English county Gloucestershire against home side Kent.

Marshall, 37, saved his side from a first-day capitulation, steering them from 14-4 to the relative comfort of 296-9 on the first day of their County Championship division one match.

His four-and-a-hour stay ended on 112 when he gloved a rising delivery to Black Caps opener Tom Latham at second slip off the bowling of Mitchell Claydon.

Marshall scored 135 in his previous game against Worcestershire.

He played 13 Tests and 69 limited overs internationals for New Zealand for six years until 2007, when he turned his back on the international game to pursue a county career at Gloucestershire.

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