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Post by bayman on Tue Nov 25, 2014 7:37 pm

i hope he makes a speedy & 100% recovery from his head injury suffered in todays aborted Sheffield Shield match against NSW............watching the news you can see everyone on the field rushed to his aid & have done everything they can to help him including mouth to mouth before the helicopter & ambulances arrived, he's in intensive care after surgery.............i feel for the bowler as obviously he never meant this to happen   


get well very soon Phil
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Post by Chambo Off To Work We Go on Tue Nov 25, 2014 7:40 pm

Heard on the radio that he had a cardiac arrest.
Not sure if that has been confirmed.
But apparently he has had surgery.
For what, I don't know as yet.

Probably as serious an injury as there has ever been on a cricket field.

I can't recall anything like this.
McCosker and Hookes notwithstanding.
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Post by Lee on Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:53 pm

It's very distressing.

Let's hope Phil comes through this OK.

Very upsetting.
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Post by bayman on Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:03 pm

http://www.cricket.com.au/news/phillip-hughes-knocked-out-batting-west-end-redbacks-nsw-bupa-sheffield-shield/2014-11-25
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Post by testy on Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:25 pm


A terrible thing to see and only hope that he pulls through, critical condition was the last I heard, my prayers are with him.
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Post by Scrappy on Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:04 pm

Australian allrounder Graeme Watson in 1972
Was playing against the World X1 cricket team
He was hit in the face by a full toss and ended up severely injured
The bowler was the late great Tony Greig
It was the game Gary Sobers made that epic 254

Graeme Watson did recover and played for a few years more

Terry Jenner was another who got hit by John Snow in 1970

Just highlights the dangers of playing cricket
130-150km is very fast for a ball being bowled
Its looks fast on TV
It looks lightning fast side on watching the game at the venues

You need an abundance of courage to face bowlers that fast at First Class and Test Level
Phil Hughes has faced some of the fastest bowlers in the world in his career.
That takes real courage
I cant remember a potentially worse injury in any grade of cricket Ive participated in or seen

It seems to be in the doctors hands at this stage
I can only hope Phil Hughes makes a full and quick recovery
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Post by Thiele on Wed Nov 26, 2014 4:02 pm

I really hope Phil pulls through. Thoughts to him and his family
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Post by Gingernuts on Thu Nov 27, 2014 3:21 pm

Phil has passed away this afternoon. Can't believe it.

RIP Phillip Hughes.
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Post by Booney on Thu Nov 27, 2014 3:34 pm

Unbelievable. So sad.....in our memories forever will this bloke remain.

I feel, I feel so deeply for his family, his close mates, Sean Abbott...and I've never met any of them.

R.I.P.
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Post by firstblood on Thu Nov 27, 2014 3:36 pm

Gingernuts wrote:Phil has passed away this afternoon. Can't believe it.

RIP Phillip Hughes.

Sad to hear... thoughts are with his family and the bowler who must be gutted at the moment.

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Post by Big Phil on Thu Nov 27, 2014 6:02 pm

So tragic...

RIP
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Post by bayman on Thu Nov 27, 2014 9:22 pm

speechless, gutted, shocked & above all deeply saddened when i saw the newsflash on tv at work this afternoon, i feel for all concerned, for Phil losing his young life, the Hughes' family, his past & present team mates & opposition players & all that knew him along the way & i feel for Sean Abbott.........................only a few weeks ago Scrappy & i saw Phil along with Andrew MacDonald mingling in the crowd at a recent shield match, signing autographs, doing selfies & in general having a chat, that memory & his entertaining batting will live on in my memory forever


RIP PHIL HUGHES

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i hope at the right time that the SACA &/or Cricket Australia have some sort of memorial award in honour of Phils' name & present it at the Allan Border medal night
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Post by Gingernuts on Fri Nov 28, 2014 1:29 pm

Been reading some of the tributes online today. Some wonderfully written pieces out there.

The outpouring of grief is quite amazing actually.

I made the mistake of searching the 'putoutyourbats' hashtag - made me a bit misty eyed again. What a wonderful gesture.
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Post by bayman on Sat Nov 29, 2014 11:10 pm

did anyone hear 5AN today when talking about Elton John ?...............if someone knows how to do it, please put it up for everyone to hear


in short, they played what he said at a concert in Germany & the song he dedicated to Phil Hughes after his words


magnificent gesture by Elton


paraphrasing he said ''i know not many here tonight will understand cricket but in Sydney a young batsman called Phil Hughes died in a freak accident, Phil has entertained me over the years & to Sean Abbott who was the bowler i hope he doesn't give the game away as it was a freak accident & not his fault''
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Post by bayman on Sun Nov 30, 2014 10:45 am

thanks to a fellow snout

http://www.thedailystar.net/elton-john- ... ghes-52597

"Sir Elton John has paid tribute to fallen Australian batsman Phillip Hughes and voiced his support for bowler Sean Abbott who delivered the ball that struck his fellow sportsman,
The British singer dedicated his 1974 hit, Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me, to the 26-year-old, who tragically died in Sydney on Thursday. John was performing a concert in Germany.
“I am a big huge sports fan and I love cricket which you don’t know anything about over here,” he said, introducing the song.
“Today an Australian batsman called Phil Hughes died of injuries he received while batting in Sydney in Australia and the man who bowled the ball is a 22-year-old called Sean Abbott and it wasn’t his fault, it was a freak accident.”
He continued: “I want to dedicate this song to the memory of Phil Hughes and to the Australian team and all the cricketers in Australia who knew him because he gave me so much pleasure.
And to Sean Abbott, all I can say is that it is going to take you a long time to get over this over this but you have a huge future ahead of you so please don’t give up. This is for you Phil, wherever you are.”
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Post by Gingernuts on Wed Dec 03, 2014 2:44 pm

How about this eulogy from Michael Clarke. Incredible:

He'll definitely be calling me a sook right now, that's for sure. I'm deeply honoured to have been asked by Phillip's family to speak today. I'm humble to be in the presence of you, his family, his friends and his community. He was so proud of Macksville and it's easy to see why today. Taken from the game, his family and loved ones at the age of just 25, he left the mark on our game that needs no embellishment. I don't know about you, but I keep looking for him. I know it's crazy but I expect any minute to take a call from him. Or to see his face pop around the corner. Is this what we call the spirit? If so, then his spirit is still with me and I hope it never leaves. I walked in the middle of the SCG on Thursday night. Those same blades of grass beneath my feet where he and I and so many of his mates here today have built partnerships, taken chances and lived out the dreams we painted in our heads as boys. The same stands where the crowds rose to their feet to cheer him on and that same fence he sent the ball to time and time again. And it's now forever the place where he fell. I stood there at the wicket I kneeled down and touched the grass, I swear he was with me. Picking me up off my feet to check if I was OK, telling me we just needed to dig in and get through to tea. Telling me off for that loose shot I played, chatting about what movie we might watch that night and then passing on a useless fact about cows. And I could see him swagger back to the other end, grinning at the bowler and call me through for a run with a booming voice. The heart of the man that lived his life for this wonderful game we played and whose soul enriched not just our sport but all of our lives. Is this what indigenous Australians believe in person's spirit being connected to the land on what they walk? If so I know they are right about the SCG. His spirit has touched it and it will forever be a sacred ground for me. I can feel his presence there and I can see how he has touched so many people around the world. The tributes to him from cricket lovers kept he going. The photos, the words, the prayers and the sense of communion in this loss from people across the globe have shown me his spirit is in action. It has sustained me and overwhelmed me in equal measure and the love of my band of baggy green gold brothers and sisters have held me upright when I thought I could not proceed. His spirit has brought us closer together, something I know must be him at work because it's so consistent with how he played and lived. He always wanted to bring people together and he always wanted to celebrate his love for the game and its people. Is this what we call the spirit of cricket? From the little girl in Karachi holding a candlelight tribute to masters of the game like Tendulkar, Warne and Lara showing their grief to the world, the spirit of cricket binds us all together. We feel it in the thrill of a cover drive or the taking of a screamer at gully, whether by a 20-year-old boy in Worcestor or Brendan McCallum in Dubai. Just as significant to the players in a western suburb club game as it is in a Test match. The bonds leading to cricketers around the world putting their bats out, who saw people who didn't know Phillip lay flowers at the gates of Lords and every cricketing nation on Earth to make its tribute. Players old and new rushed to his bedside where from wherever they heard the news to say their prayers and farewell s. This is what makes our game the greatest game in the world. Phillip's spirit, which is now part of our game forever, will act as a custodian of the sport we all love. We must listen to it, we must cherish it, we must learn from it, we must dig in, ... we must dig in and get through to tea. And we must play on. So rest in peace, my little brother, I'll see you out in the middle.
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Post by Lee on Wed Dec 03, 2014 3:00 pm

Yes.
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Post by Gingernuts on Wed Dec 03, 2014 3:06 pm

This bit in particular:

Phillip's spirit, which is now part of our game forever, will act as a custodian of the sport we all love. We must listen to it, we must cherish it, we must learn from it, we must dig in, ... we must dig in and get through to tea. And we must play on. So rest in peace, my little brother, I'll see you out in the middle.

We must dig in. Inspirational in a time of such adversity.

I was only thinking the other day that Michael Clarke and the various administrators of cricket (CA, SACA etc) would never have thought they would be dealing with something like this as part of their roles.
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Post by testy on Wed Dec 03, 2014 6:00 pm


Lovely words from Michael Clarke about a person he obviously regarded as a great friend.
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Post by Scrappy on Sun Oct 16, 2016 2:20 pm

The current Phil Hughes coronial inquest is getting a fair bit of publicity
There is some correspondence in the press published 15/10/2016


* The tragic death of cricketer Phillip Hughes is just that- a tragedy
Despite the NSW coroners Court opening with a plea that the process  concerning the matter was " about trying to find a positive out of the Phillip Hughes tragedy"[The Advertiser 12/10/2016] what has manifested could not be further from this ideal
Any innuendo, implied by constant questioning in relation to sledging and a planned intimidatory program of short pitched bowling at Hughes, is totally unnecessary and an insult to the mature, experienced umpires in charge of the match and all players involved
Hughes was an experienced first class cricketer, he was on 63 when this tragic incident occurred , attempting to hook a short pitched ball
Much has been made, before and after this accident, of Hughes batting technique, particularly in playing short pitched bowling
There are adequate rules in place limiting the number of short pitched balls that can be delivered per over
There are rules concerning sledging
Neither were broken or even a warning given
Leave Phillip Hughes to R.I.P
Nothing more can be done, other than to damage the game of cricket if further similar questioning continues.*

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Rick Drewer

This is an opinion given
The author of this correspondence should have a fair idea on the matter

Rick Drewer was also a left handed opening batsman who represented SA [1974-1976]
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