The well-travelled Marcus North spent two years with Glamorgan, playing for the Welsh county during 2012 and 2013 and acting as their captain in one-day cricket during the latter season.
The Australian who appeared in 21 Tests and two One-Day Internationals made a century against Leicestershire at the SWALEC Stadium during 2012 before making an unbeaten 137 against Middlesex at Lord’s in the List A game during 2013. But a few weeks later he sustained an arm injury and side strain resulting in Marcus returning to Australia after his team had defeated Yorkshire at Headingley to secure a place in the last four of the Yorkshire Bank40 competition.
During his Test Match career, the left-handed batsman and off-spin bowler scored five centuries including 117 on his debut against South Africa as well as 125* in the 1st Ashes Test of 2009 against England at Cardiff.
Marcus had previously played for five other counties, including Durham, Lancashire, Derbyshire, Hampshire and Gloucestershire. Whilst with the latter in 2007, he scored three centuries in five matches, including the fastest hundred of the domestic season, from 73 balls, against Leicestershire. He returned briefly to county cricket with Derbyshire in 2014 before moving to live in north-east England where he had a win business. He played for a while in the North-east Premier League before being appointed Director of Cricket with Durham in 2019.
NORTH, Marcus James
Born – Melbourne, Victoria, 28th July 1979.
Best performances for Glamorgan:
In first-class cricket – 116 v Leicestershire at The SWALEC Stadium, 2012; 5/30 v Hampshire at The SWALEC Stadium, 2013.
In List A cricket – 137* v Middlesex at Lord’s, 2013; 1/16 v Somerset at Taunton, 2013.
In T20 cricket – 37 v Warwickshire at The SWALEC Stadium, 2013; 1/5 v Warwickshire at Edgbaston, 2012.