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 a heartbreaking farewell after the batsman died from head injuries 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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MCC Victorian representatives

Andrew McDonald on his way to scoring 134 off 146 balls in the First XI match against Melbourne Uni.The MCC has a long, proud tradition of providing first-class players from its club ranks.

MCC players have represented Victoria in either Sheffield Shield, Pura Cup, limited overs or Twenty20 cricket while a playing member of the Melbourne Cricket Club.

Currently, the MCC has two players - Michael Hill and Alex Keath - who are contracted to the Victorian Bushrangers.