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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    Norm Smith Oration

    Paul Roos and Mike SheahanThe Norm Smith Oration, Melbourne Cricket Club’s premier football function will return on Thursday June 5 in the Members Dining Room at the MCG.

    Join award-winning football journalist Mike Sheahan and Melbourne senior coach Paul Roos at a night to honour football.

    Sheahan will propose the toast to football, after which Roos will respond.

    Members are permitted to bring up to four guests each to this function. Dinner will include canapés on arrival, a three-course meal and beverages.

    Open to members and guests of all football persuasions, this function sees prominent Australians chronicle and honour our great game and its influence on generations.

    Don’t miss your opportunity to celebrate Australian Football!

    Date: Thursday, June 05, 2014
    Time: 6:45 pm for 7:30 pm
    Location: Members Dining Room
    Dress: Jacket and tie and equivalent standard for women. (No demin please)
    Cost: $125.00 members

    $135.00 guests
    Sorry, Bookings are now closed for this function.