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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    Comedy Blockbuster at the 'G

    The MCC is delighted to announce the return of the Comedy Blockbuster at the ‘G on Friday March 28, with a fantastic line up of highly-acclaimed comedians.

    To coincide with the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, some of Australia’s best-known comedians will take to the stage for an hour of high-quality entertainment and laughs.

    The evening will be hosted by Brian Nankervis, best known for writing, producing and hosting RocKwiz on SBS TV and hosting Channel Seven’s Pictures Of You.

    The night’s line-up with also feature:

    • Fiona O’Loughlin (Good News Week, Spicks and Specks, Talkin’ ‘bout Your Generation).
    • Dave Thornton (Fox FM, This Week Live, The Project, Spicks and Specks).
    • Mick Molloy (Triple M, Before the Game, The Panel, Crackerjack, BoyTown).
    • Tim Vine (UK) - “Pace, confidence and charm… very funny”, The Age.

    The Hugh Trumble Cafe will be open from 5.30pm for pre-show drinks and dinner and the Percy Beames Bar will open after the show for drinks and live music.

    Bookings will be taken on a first-in, first-served basis.

    Date: Friday, March 28, 2014
    Time: 8:30 pm
    Location: Members Dining Room
    Dress: Neat casual - as per Members Reserve dress requirements
    Cost: $45.00 members

    $50.00 guests
    Sorry, Bookings are now closed for this function.