A DEEPLY emotional Michael Clarke broke down as he delivered a touching but agonising tribute to his friend and former teammate Phillip Hughes.

    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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    Long Room Wine and Food Society August Luncheon

    Our next luncheon will be held in the Long Room with pre-lunch drinks in the Percy Beames Bar (Level 2 of the MCC Reserve) on Wednesday August 28, 2013 at 12.15pm for 12.45pm.

    The luncheon will feature wines from the society’s cellar selected by our wine and food master Paul Kinross and our cellar master Ian Maguire. The wines will be complemented by a menu selected by Epicure and wine and food master Paul Kinross.

    Members may bring up to two guests to the luncheon.

    Bookings will be processed on a first-in basis and as functions are always extremely popular you will need to get your reply in early to avoid disappointment.

    Although members are encouraged to mix, if you have any seating preference please indicate this in the seating request field and we will endeavour to accommodate you.

    Bookings for this function will open on Thursday August 1 at 9.00am and close at 5.00pm on Thursday August 22.

    Please note bookings for this function are only for members of the Long Room Wine & Food Society.

    Date: Wednesday, August 28, 2013
    Time: 12:15 pm for 12:45 pm
    Location: Long Room
    Dress: Jacket and Tie
    Cost: $70.00 members

    $90.00 guests
    Sorry, Bookings are now closed for this function.