Cricket NSW is mourning the recent passing of former NSW player Hugh Marjoribanks at the age of 83.

The father of Newcastle District Cricket Association and Newcastle Cricket Zone Chairman Paul Marjoribanks, Hugh one of Newcastle's most outstanding cricketers from the 1950s and 1960s.

He had the rare distinction of playing for NSW without ever moving from Newcastle to play Grade Cricket in Sydney.

A leg spin bowler, among his many career highlights Hugh represented NSW in Sheffield Shield cricket during 1958/1959 while playing for Waratah-Mayfield in the NDCA competition.

He played four matches, claiming eight wickets, with a best of 3-38 against South Australia, sharing the NSW dressing room with some of the biggest stars in the game including captain Richie Benaud, Neil Harvey and Norm O’Neill.

Hugh played twice for NSW Colts against the Queensland Colts in the Syd Gregory Cup, claiming 2-69 and 0-49 during 1955/56 then 4-63 and 2-74 in 1957/58.

He also represented NSW Country against Sydney Metropolitan during 1954/55, taking 5/49.

Hugh played in six NDCA First Grade premiership-winning teams with Hamilton and Waratah-Mayfield cricket clubs and is one of only three players to take ten wickets in an innings in NDCA First Grade.

He also played over 200 games of first grade rugby league in Newcastle for Central and Waratah and represented Newcastle against touring teams from Great Britain, France and New Zealand.

Cricket NSW passes on its sincere condolences to Chairman Paul, his mother Gwen and sister Kerrie.