PHILLIP Hughes stepped up to the crease at the SCG on Tuesday and was soon he on his way to what promised to be his 27th first-class century. But at 2.23pm the world stopped.

    CRICKET Australia has promised a review into player safety in light of the Hughes’ tragedy, with particular emphasis on helmet regulations.

    AS tough as the first steps will be, I hope Sean Abbott’s NSW teammates can coax him back into the practice nets at some stage, writes Allan Border.

    CRICKET Australia have handled the awful task that befell them after Phillip Hughes’ tragic accident with exemplary calm and dignity.

    HE is the patriach of cricket in Australia. Now Richie Benaud has lent his evocative narration to Channel 9’s powerful tribute to Phillip Hughes.

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    XXIX Club Long Room Luncheon

    In a new initiative, a number of luncheons in the famous Long Room will be held for XXIX Club members and their guests to get together on a more regular basis.

    As such, a XXIX Club Long Room Luncheon with pre-lunch drinks will be held on Friday August 1.

    Members may bring up to four guests. The luncheon includes a two-course meal plus drinks until 3.00pm. Following this, a cash bar will be open in the Long Room until “stumps”.

    Melbourne Stars CEO Clint Cooper will be guest speaker, discussing the Twenty20 landscape from an administrator's point of view. Resident XXIX Club ‘MC’, John Anderson, will be in charge of proceedings.

    Bookings must be completed by Wednesday July 30 at 5.00pm. If you have any seating preferences, please indicate this in the seating request field and we will do our best to accommodate you.

    Dress code is Long Room standard i.e. lounge suit/jacket and tie (or XXIX Club blazer!)

    Note: Bookings only for members of the XXIX Club and their guests.

    Date: Friday, August 01, 2014
    Time: 12:00 pm for 12:30 pm
    Location: Long Room
    Dress: Jacket and Tie
    Cost: $50.00 members

    $100.00 guests
    Sorry, Bookings are now closed for this function.