The 38-year-old, who made his WA debut in 2000-01, took the reins as red ball captain throughout the summer and guided WA to its first Sheffield Shield title since 1998-99.

He described the achievement as perhaps the most rewarding of his career.

A WA great, Marsh sits third on the State’s all-time Sheffield Shield run-scoring table with 8,330 runs at 42.71 including 20 centuries and 43 half-centuries.

He is also WA’s all-time leading One-Day Domestic run-scorer with 3672 runs at 44.78 (10 centuries, 19 half-centuries) and featured regularly during his team’s recent Marsh One-Day Cup triumph.

Dynamic wicketkeeper-batter Josh Philippe extended his WA contract by two years after flourishing in red ball and white ball cricket last season, while playing a variety of different roles.

Philippe’s outstanding form earned him selection for Australia A’s multi-format tour of Sri Lanka next month.

Rising allrounder Aaron Hardie penned a three-year contract extension having starred in the second half of the Shield season.

His performance during the final, tallying 174 not-out and taking 3-54 from 24 overs, went a long way towards him being selected for Australia A, alongside Philippe.

Recently crowned two-time Laurie Sawle Medallist Hilton Cartwright; promising off-spinner Corey Rocchiccioli; and speedster Lance Morris all signed new two-year deals.

Meantime, gun youngster Teague Wyllie earned a full contract after winning a Shield title in his second First Class game, while top-order batter Sam Fanning and exciting fast bowler Bryce Jackson were upgraded from Rookie contracts to full contracts.

Bowling allrounder Charlie Stobo also earned a full contract, having been part of WA Cricket’s Academy Program for several years.

Jayden Goodwin and Cooper Connolly have been contracted as Rookies, likewise Fremantle bowler Sam Greer and 2021-22 Olly Cooley Medallist Hamish McKenzie (Subiaco-Floreat).

Ashton Agar, Cameron Green, Josh Inglis, Mitch Marsh and Marcus Stoinis are all contracted by Cricket Australia, affording WA Cricket flexibility with its list management.

WA Men’s Head Coach Adam Voges said:

“It’s nice to keep the majority of the squad together after a successful season and it’s great to have five players on Cricket Australia contracts, which has allowed us to upgrade some of our rookies and bring some new faces into the squad.

“I’m really pleased that (Shaun Marsh) wants to go around again for another season. We had a good chat at the back end after the Shield Final, and he’s indicated he’s really keen to get stuck in for another year. He’ll not only provide great leadership for our squad, but he’s also one of our better players and his ability to mentor some of the up-and-coming guys is invaluable.”

WA Men’s Squad:
Ashton AGAR (CA)
Cameron BANCROFT
Jason BEHRENDORFF
Hilton CARTWRIGHT
Cooper CONNOLLY (Rookie)
Sam FANNING
Cameron GANNON
Jayden GOODWIN (Rookie)
Cameron GREEN (CA)
Sam GREER (Rookie)
Aaron HARDIE
Josh INGLIS (CA)
Bryce JACKSON
Matthew KELLY
Mitch MARSH (CA)
Shaun MARSH
Hamish MCKENZIE (Rookie)
David MOODY
Lance MORRIS
Joel PARIS
Josh PHILIPPE
Jhye RICHARDSON
Corey ROCCHICCIOLI
D’Arcy SHORT
Charlie STOBO
Marcus STOINIS (CA)
Ashton TURNER
Sam WHITEMAN
Teague WYLLIE