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.

    Comedy Blockbuster at the 'G

    Feb 27, 2013

    Following the overwhelming success of last year’s Comedy Blockbuster at the ‘G, the MCC is delighted to announce the function returns to the Members Dining Room on Friday April 12 with a brand new line up of comedians.

    To coincide with the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, some of Australia’s best-known comedians will take to the stage for an hour of high-quality entertainment  and laughs.

    The evening will be hosted by Colin Lane, best known as Lano from one of Australia’s best comedic duos, Lano and Woodley.

    The night’s line-up will also feature Dave Hughes, Claire Hooper, Peter Helliar and Rachel Berger.

    The Hugh Trumble Café located on Level 1 of the Members Reserve, will be open from 5.30pm for those wishing to have a pre-show drink and dinner.

    Following the show, the Frank Grey Smith bar will be the place to be to enjoy some live music and drinks.

    Bookings are now open here