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

    AS the cricket community wrestles with what to do next after Phillip Hughes’ death, RON REED writes the first Test against India should proceed, with the result mattering less than the symbolism of playing it.

    PHILLIP Hughes’ family and Australian captain Michael Clarke have delivered an emotional goodbye after the batsman tragically died from a head injury today.

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

    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.

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    AFL Rd 23 - Essendon v Richmond

    Aug 31, 2013

    Event: AFL Round 23
    Teams: Essendon v Richmond
    Date: Saturday August 31, 2013
    Start time: 7.40pm

    Gate opening:
    Public/AFL members: 5.30pm
    MCC members: 5.00pm

    Car park opening:
    Gate 3: 1.30pm
    Gate 5: 3.00pm
    Gate 6: 4.00pm
    Gate 7: 2.30pm (media, corporate and disabled pass holders only)

    Expected attendance: 55,000

    General admission seating:

    Ponsford Stand
    Q29-Q40

    Olympic Stand
    Q49 - Q50 (Rows AA-MM)
    Q53 - Q55 (Rows N-MM)

    Great Southern Stand
    Q4-Q15

    Cheersquad allocation:
    Essendon: Bay M3 (Rows A-R)
    Richmond: Bay M33 (Rows A-S)

    Tickets:
    Available now at Ticketek.


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