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.

    Footy Launch Lunch delivers again

    Mar 23, 2011

    From left: Tim Lane hosts a panel comprising Nick Maxwell, Danny Frawley and Tim Watson at the 2011 MCG Footy Season Launch Luncheon on March 23.More than 300 members and guests enjoyed the build up to the 2011 AFL season at the MCG Footy Season Launch Luncheon today in the Members Dining Room.

    Hosted by broadcaster Tim Lane, new MCC president Paul Sheahan addressed his first official function, before Collingwood premiership captain Nick Maxwell gave some forthright and insightful views on the state of the game and what his team was doing to avoid the dreaded premiership hangover.

    Later, former Essendon champion Tim Watson and decorated St Kilda defender Danny Frawley joined Maxwell for an entertaining chat about the big issues in the game - and some very funny anecdotes from yesteryear!