It is with great sadness that Randwick Petersham advises the passing this morning, Tuesday 12 August 2014 of one of the all time champions of the former Randwick Cricket Club and a devoted Randwick Petersham life member John O’Loughlin. He was 86 last month.

John was visiting his daughter at Eastlakes last night when he was hit by a car crossing the road in dark and drizzly weather. He was flown by helicopter to Royal North Shore Hospital but passed away this morning around 4.30 am.

John played for Randwick from 1943 until 1972 scoring 8,313 runs in the process. He played with Wes Hall when he played for Randwick in 1965-66 and scored a half-century on an uncovered wicket at SCG No 2 against Jeff Thomson which remained one of his fondest memories.

He served on Randwick’s management committee for 14 years and was made a life member in 1973. He has been a member of the Randwick Petersham Cricket Legends Society since its inception and was a regular attendee at club matches.

A sportsman in every sense of the word, he played golf at St Michael’s last Thursday, was at ANZ Stadium on Friday night cheering on his beloved South Sydney to a win over Manly while on Saturday he was at Randwick races.

Our thoughts are with John’s wife Josie and his children Paul, Brian, Anne and Carol at this sad time.

Funeral details will be announced later this week.

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