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This is a grim day for all of us.

One of the greats, one of the legends, one of the Club’s most loyal and staunch supporters, one of our fondest friends, is with us no more.

Mick O’Sullivan played for our Club from 1968 until 1995, mostly in 1st Grade where his 622 wickets surely is an unassailable record. He captained 1st Grade, won representative honours in the NSW Sheffield Shield squad and in the Australian Universities team and then served the Club with distinction and wisdom as Chairman of Selectors and as Chairman of the Board. The Sydney Cricket Association honoured him deservedly with Life Membership, as did his own Club. 

While all the glittering achievements, mighty records and statistics will eventually fade, we won’t ever forget who Micko was. What will be remembered forever is his integrity, his humility, his humour, his stories, his pride, his fierce loyalty, his intense love for his family. 

Mick trained harder than anyone else. He bowled tirelessly to perfect accuracy and variation. He batted stubbornly. He fielded with determination and he played with a competitiveness and commitment that brought out the best in others. 

Mick’s affection for and dedication to the Club remained undiluted throughout 45 years. His enthusiasm was irrepressible. His sense of humour, even on the darkest days, was infectious. 

There will be time for stories… and there are many of them. What he has left us is a treasury of fond memories, a legacy of a lifetime spent serving others, friendships forged over the decades that will sustain us all, even on bleak days like this. 

We offer Judy and all Mick’s family our thoughts, our heartfelt prayers and our deepest sympathy.

James Rodgers
Sydney University Cricket Club

Micko's funeral will be held at 10:30am Tuesday 10th of September at St. Declan's Penshurst followed by a cremation at Woronora Crematorium (Sutherland) and wake at Penshurst bowling club.

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