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.

    Committee Room gong at Chef's Table Awards

    Aug 11, 2011

    EPICURE’S Blair Humphrey and Adriano Biondi with their Chef's Table Award at the MCG on August 8, 2011.The club’s excellent weekday restaurant offerings in the Committee Room received further recognition on Monday night when Epicure chefs Adriano Biondi and Blair Humphrey won a gold medal in the Chef’s Table Awards at the Clubs Victoria Presidents’ Night.

    The award is an annual event open to chefs form clubs across Victoria. Entrants must complete written submissions made up of two sections: a menu and kitchen procedures.

    Judges considered factors such as menu structure and composition, seasonality of produce used, menu spelling and grammar, costing accuracy and food and wine matching, progressiveness of the procedures and their benefits and food safety and hygiene practices.

    Blair and Adriano will now progress to the national finals being held on August 19, with the winners to be announced in October.

    To see what all the fuss is about, members may make a booking for lunch in the Committee Room on Monday to Friday by ringing the club on (03) 9657 8888.