John Joseph “Jack” McLaughlin (born 18 February 1930) has passed away at the age of 93. McLaughlin played for Queensland in 59 first-class matches between 1949 and 1963, scoring 2988 runs at an average of 33.95.
Jack McLaughlin began his first-class career in 1949-50 as a cautious opening batsman. He returned in 1956-57 as a stroke-playing middle-order batsman and outstanding fieldsman and remained in the side for several years.
After he retired from first-class cricket he became a Queensland cricket selector from 1965-66 to 1975-76, and a coach.
He also played baseball for Queensland.
The No.1 playing oval at Graceville Memorial Park was named the John “Jack” McLaughlin Oval in 2023 in honour of his lifelong service to cricket and the local community.
The Bulls Masters community sends it’s thoughts and prayers to Jack’s family and friends at this difficult time.