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Post by Pal Joey on Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:43 am

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http://www.smh.com.au/sport/cricket/phillip-hughes-dead-australian-cricketer-dies-after-bouncer-at-scg-20141127-11vcpt.html

Phillip Hughes died this afternoon as a result of the injury he sustained after being struck by a ball on Tuesday afternoon.
Tragic news.  I'm sure our thoughts and prayers are with the Hughes family and also young Sean Abbott.

As an Australian, I feel he was one of the few cricketers I really liked - so talented and yet so kind and humble towards others.

So sad... I'm at a loss for words.

The overwhelming support for him all over the world in the last few days is so greatly appreciated and something we will never forget.
On behalf of my fellow Australians I would like to thank them for their deep concern and kind words.

R.I.P. Phil.  rose
We will miss you very much.

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Post by westisbest on Fri Nov 28, 2014 6:41 am

The Loaded Dog wrote:Cricket bats everywhere in windows (of shopfronts and houses) here today.
Some amazing emotion out there. It's feels very unifying.... it goes beyond cricket even.

Thats a great touch.

Great for a nation to come together after the loss of one their own.

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Post by Pal Joey on Fri Nov 28, 2014 7:02 am

alfie wrote:It is hard , raf.  At the level I now play , we often have very young lads playing with the seniors , something I always welcome.  And we are very safety conscious of course. But this week I find myself wondering if all of the parents will be entirely happy allowing their kids to go up against adults in the afternoon. And what I will do with our batting order if the opponents have a quickish bowler in their midst...
This accident was a freak , of course.  And in truth cricket is probably safer than cycling to school.  But it is difficult to take that logical view right now.

Edit :  Maybe this better moved to the other thread , LD ?


Not sure I understand, alfie - do you mean move your above post to raf's "So... what happens now thread"?

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Post by alfie on Fri Nov 28, 2014 7:09 am

Yeah ...maybe doesn't matter , just wondered if it were better to keep this one for purely tributes , if you see what I mean...
But then you'd have to move raf's , too , or it wouldn't make sense...never mind.
Confess to being a bit unsteady on this whole thing still.

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Post by seanmichaels on Fri Nov 28, 2014 7:13 am

westisbest wrote:
The Loaded Dog wrote:Cricket bats everywhere in windows (of shopfronts and houses) here today.
Some amazing emotion out there. It's feels very unifying.... it goes beyond cricket even.

Thats a great touch.

Great for a nation to come together after the loss of one their own.

Happening here now (I see on Facebook)

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Post by Pal Joey on Fri Nov 28, 2014 7:14 am

That's OK. I think most of us feel the same.

I can leave it here and copy your post over to Raf's one if you like... but I would then have to pull some of his comments off here for your comment to make sense on the other thread.

Maybe best leave it here - it is related to the topic as well.

Good luck tomorrow. Enjoy yourself and play your natural game, mate.

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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Sat Nov 29, 2014 9:51 am

Couldn't get a good picture but reading keeper Adam federici placed his bat in his net ahead of the warm up here. Very poignant
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Post by Fernando on Sat Nov 29, 2014 10:16 am


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Post by Pal Joey on Sat Nov 29, 2014 10:41 am

So nice to see the sympathy extend across to football and rugby.

Even Elton John dedicated "Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me" to Phil Hughes and Sean Abbott at a concert in Munich of all places.

That was such a nice gesture.

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Post by kingraf on Sat Nov 29, 2014 1:48 pm

Today would have been his 26th birthday. Had another cry watching Michael Clarkes emotional statement. Couldn't have been easy.
Happy birthday Phil
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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Sat Nov 29, 2014 2:50 pm

"@SteffanJones105: In Oz a young lad today scored 37 for his club then walked off. He walked off & said he finished the innings off for Phil Hughes. Awesome"

That's awesome
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Post by Guest on Sat Nov 29, 2014 3:55 pm

An Israeli cricket umpire has apparently died after being hit in the face/jaw by a cricket ball.

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Post by kingraf on Sat Nov 29, 2014 4:04 pm

That is a shame, so soon after Philip's untimely passing. I'm not sure what to do now. That's four cricket deaths in two years. Is it time to give umps a helmet as well?
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Post by KP_fan on Mon Dec 01, 2014 4:48 am

T1 will be moved now to be squeezed between T2 and T3

which means more time now before the first test starts...India's gotta find a way to play another practice game somewhere before the start of Adelaide test
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Post by jimbohammers on Mon Dec 01, 2014 7:48 pm

Thoughts with Phil Hughes's family and also Sean Abbott.

An excellent post by Mat on the previous page.

Also have to say a word for Michael Clarke who has acted admirably through this tragedy.

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Post by kingraf on Tue Dec 02, 2014 5:06 am

Yeah, Clarke's been a warrior this past week. Been the picture of virtue during a most difficult time. I especially found his letter to Abbot, where he told him whenever he feels ready, Clarke will be the first to face him in the nets. Can't have been easy losing your brother, and he's been a man amongst men in this week. It's an experience I wouldn't wish on anybody, as I'm sure it's aged him quite a bit. Hard to see Abbot coming back though. Or at least coming back to the levels which earned him an Aussie cap. Almost impossible for him to regain the required levels of aggression
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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Wed Dec 03, 2014 2:15 pm

If anybody can get through that Clarke speech without shedding some serious tears they must have a heart of steel.

Boy what a man he has been this past week
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Post by kingraf on Wed Dec 03, 2014 2:45 pm

Ive only caught the last bits. It looked emotional enough reading it online. But seeing the way it took almost everything out of him to get through it might have pretty much restored my faith in humanity. Michael Clarke's lost a brother this week, a hole which can never be filled. But by god has he gained the respect, and love of the sporting world.
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Post by Stella on Wed Dec 03, 2014 3:26 pm

I hope now, Hughes' family can mourn in peace, away from the media. Clarke's lost a good mate, and has acted admirably, but they've lost a son/brother.
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Post by kingraf on Wed Dec 03, 2014 3:32 pm

Of course they will. There'll be a new story, eventuallyand from what I've heard, Macksville is rather far in the world to be going back once the story quietens. Bigger will be how the media treat Sean Abbot. I'd hate for his name to be suffixed with "aka the guy who tragically killed Hughes" if he does in fact continue playing cricket.
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