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David Boon holds the Australian drinking record

Posted on June 27, 2015 by Selby There have been 0 comments

MARSH GETS TROLLEYED

 

 

Getty17 Sep 1999: David Boon of Durham
17 Sep 1999: David Boon of Durham

 

It’s common knowledge that David Boon holds the Australian drinking record for a Sydney-to-London Ashes flight with a walrus moustache-soaking 52 cans of beer. What isn’t that well known is how Rod Marsh’s assault on the record ended a few years earlier. The wicket-keeper knocked back 45 cans but, unlike Boon who strolled off the plane seemingly as sober as the pilot, Marsh was comatose. So comatose that team-mates Dennis Lillee and Graeme Wood loaded him on to a luggage trolley and wheeled him through customs - the ‘nothing to declare’ side of course.

 


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