DEPARTING overseas batsman Shaun Marsh has spoken of a “great experience” with Yorkshire and is hopeful of returning to Headingley in the future.

The Australian left-hander’s stay with the White Rose comes to an end after tomorrow’s Specsavers County Championship match against Surrey at The Oval.

He played the majority of the NatWest T20 Blast campaign, along with last week’s Championship draw with Middlesex.

Marsh flies home to prepare for his domestic summer with Western Australia and will be replaced by West Indian Test opener Kraigg Brathwaite for the final two matches.

“I’d like to come back, of course,” said the 34-year-old.

“It’s been a great experience for me. My family have really enjoyed it as well. The club’s been fantastic to them.

“It was disappointing that we didn’t make it to the finals of the T20.

“There were a few games we should have won. To score over 200 on four occasions is an amazing achievement, but in the end, it wasn’t quite good enough.

“Overall, I’ve loved it. Hopefully I can finish off strong before I go home and things work out in the future.”

Marsh scored two 60s in a haul of 289 runs from 11 Blast innings and hit 22 against Middlesex last week.

The Australian domestic summer begins on September 27, with Marsh’s first appearance with WA coming in the JLT One-Day Cup on September 29, the day after Yorkshire finish their season at Essex.

“I’m right back into it, which is good,” he said. “I haven’t gone into a season back home off the back of some county cricket before. I think it’s a great thing. A lot of guys have done it, and it’s given them an edge, especially the batsmen.”

It will be a big summer in Australian cricket, with all attentions turning to the Ashes, starting in late November.

Marsh has played 23 Tests, but missed the most recent series in Bangladesh.

He last played against India in March, admitting of a recall: “It’s a long way away for me, but it’s something I’m not really thinking about to be honest.

“I just want to focus on finishing up well with Yorkshire and getting back to WA and playing well with them. I just want to play well and see what happens. It’s all about runs, which are your currency.

“It’s going to be a cracking series. Two quality teams. It doesn’t get much bigger than the Ashes in our backyard. I know the boys are really looking forward to it.

“I think we’re favourites in our conditions, but England will provide a great challenge. They have some real quality players.”

On Brathwaite, his replacement, Marsh added: “He’s a really good player. He’s obviously played well over here in the Test matches, and I’m sure he will get a few runs for Yorkshire.

“I’ve played against him a few times, but he’s improved a lot over the last 12 months. To score the runs he has done over here shows what talent he has.”

Fifth-placed Yorkshire head into tomorrow’s clash with Surrey 13 points clear of second-from-bottom Somerset with three to play.

Marsh’s opening partner Adam Lyth is a doubt for the trip with his first child imminent.

If he is unavailable, Andrew Gale would decide between promoting Alex Lees back up from No 3 or recalling Tom Kohler-Cadmore or Harry Brook to open.