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.

    Waiting list offer for BBL matches

    Dec 19, 2013

    Waiting list candidates aged six and above can purchase visitor tickets (one for themselves and two guests) to enter the MCC Members Reserve for the following MCG matches in the T20 Big Bash League:

    You will need to input your unique purchase code (supplied to you via email) in the Member Barcodes box when prompted, before choosing the "General Admission" ticket option.

    Alternatively, you can phone the Ticketek priority booking line (1300 136 961).

    Tickets can only be collected from the ticket windows located on the right-hand side of Gate 2 at the MCG on the match day. The waiting list candidate must be present when collecting tickets.

    Access

    Access to the MCC Members Reserve will be via Gate 2, which is located near the corner of Jolimont Street and Jolimont Terrace. 

    Waiting list candidates and their guests will be able to access walk-up seating on levels 1 and 4 and utilise the excellent facilities in the Members Reserve, with the exception of the Long Room and Frank Grey Smith Bar.

    Members Dining Room

    As a special offer to waiting list candidates, bookings may be made in the Members Dining Room, subject to space being available. 

    To make a booking, please contact one of our service representatives via phone (03 9657 8888) from 9.00am on the Monday in the week of the match you wish to attend.

    Behaviour

    Waiting list candidates are responsible for their own behaviour and that of the guest they introduce into the Reserve. 

    Any person deemed to have engaged in behaviour that is less than satisfactory will be removed from the Reserve and may be excluded from receiving a membership offer in future.

    Some Helpful Links

    Dress Standards in the Members Reserve
    Latest Membership Intake
    Benefits of MCC membership

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    DON'T HAVE AN EMAIL ADDRESS?

    Those without an email address should call the club (03 9657 8888) to find out details about the offer.

    If you don't have an email address listed with the club, then UPDATE YOUR DETAILS NOW.