THE immediate reactions were shock and sadness from across the globe as news of Phillip Hughes’ tragic death filtered through on Thursday.

AUSTRALIAN cricketer Phillip Hughes has died after being struck in the head while batting at the Sydney Cricket Ground. He was 25.

PHILLIP Hughes has died from head injuries suffered on Tuesday when he was hit in the head by a bouncer at the SCG. He was days from his 26th birthday.

IT is doubtful whether any incident has caused more widespread grief in Australian cricket than the loss of one of the game’s most likeable characters.

PHILLIP Hughes has died from his head injuries, according to a statement from Cricket Australia on Thursday.

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Previous Office Bearers

Frederick A. Powlett (source: MCC Museum Collection M1634)

PRESIDENTS

Frederick A. Powlett                                     1841-1843

J. Stephen                                                     1844-1845

G. Cavenagh                                                 1845-1849

William Meek                                                1849-1850

G. Cavenagh                                                 1850-1852

Thomas F. Hamilton                                   1852-1853

G. Cavenagh                                                 1853-1854

E. P. S. Sturt                                                  1854-1855

D. S. Campbell                                             1855-1859

Thomas F. Hamilton                                   1859-1868

David C. McArthur                                        1868-1877

James G. Francis                                        1877-1880

W J. Clark                                                      1880-1886

Francis Grey Smith                                      1886-1900

Roderick Murchison                                    1900-1907

Leo Cussen                                                  1907-1933

Edward Mitchell                                            1933-1941

Ramsay Mailer                                             1941-1943

William C. McClelland                                  1944-1957

Charles W. Simmonds                               1957-1965

Albert E. Chadwick                                      1965-1979

Hans I. Ebeling                                            1979-1980

Bernard J. Callinan                                     1980-1985

Donald P. Cordner                                      1985-1992

John R. Mitchell                                           1992-1997

R. Bruce Church                                          1997-2003

David C. Jones                                            2003-2007

David E. Meiklejohn                                    2007-2011

Paul Sheahan                                            2011 -

NOTE: There is no record in the archives of the name of a President elected in the foundation year 1838.

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