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.

    MCC teams in Premier Cricket finals

    Mar 25, 2013

    The MCC first and third elevens will compete in the final of the Cricket Victoria Premier Cricket competition over the Easter weekend.

    The firsts had a convincing win in their semi final, however the thirds had a much closer encounter holding on to win against Ringwood by just 10 runs.

    Good luck to both teams in their finals.

    PREMIER CRICKET FINALS SCHEDULE

    First XI

    Saturday March 30, Sunday March 31 & Monday April 1, 2013 (Reserve Day Tue Apr 2)
    MCC v Ringwood at Junction Oval (commencing 11.30am)

    Third XI
    Saturday March 30 and Sunday March 31, 2013
    MCC v St Kilda at Albert Ground (commencing 12.00pm)