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 has died from head injuries suffered on Tuesday when he was hit in the head by a bouncer at the SCG. He was days from his 26th birthday.

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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Young Members Cricket Function - SOLD OUT!

Update: January 20 at 12.30pm.

West Indian captain Chris Gayle belts another boundaryAll tickets have now been sold to the Young Members Club function at the Australia v West Indies one-day international at the MCG on Friday February 19 in the Hans Ebeling Room.

This package includes finger food, beverages and a reserved seat on Level 2 to watch the match.

Please note that if you are bringing non-MCC members to the function that each guest must have a visitor ticket to gain entry into the Members Reserve.

What:          Young Members Cricket Function
Date:            Friday February 19
Time:           6.00pm – 10.00pm
Location:    Hans Ebeling Room
Dress:         Smart casual (No denim or sneakers, collared shirt for men)
Cost:            $50.00 per person*

*Please note tickets to this function do not include ground entry for non-members. 

Visitor tickets ($41 each) will need to be purchased separately through Ticketek.

Stay tuned for details of more Young Members functions during the 2010 AFL season!

Young members at the January 15 Twenty20 Big Bash function