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.

    James Reyne limbers up for Gala act

    Oct 22, 2013

    Australian music icon and MCC member James Reyne visits the MCG to promote the MCC 175th Anniversary Gala on November 15, 2013.Top Australian artist and long-time MCC member, James Reyne, made a visit to the home of Australian sport today ahead of his performance at the MCC 175th Anniversary Gala next month.

    The former member of iconic band Australian Crawl will grace the MCG on the evening of Friday November 15, alongside Aussie pop singer Daryl Braithwaite, in celebration of the MCC’s 175th birthday.

    As a 30-year MCC member, it’s fitting that James will be a big part of the birthday celebrations. He values his membership and appreciates first-hand how thrilling it is to perform at the MCG.

    “Well, look with what you get access to...it’s incredible,” said James on his time as an MCC member.

    “The sense of old world charm, the Long Room, the fantastic viewing position...”

    And how does the MCG compare to other concert venues?

    “It’s amazing. In the real sense of the word, it’s awesome!”

    James and Daryl will join forces as the headline act of the 175 gala after party where guests will be enjoy drinks, finger food and live entertainment well into the evening.

    So, what can we expect from the duo?

    “You’ll hear songs from me, songs from Daryl and we’ll do some songs together... And, of course, there will be some true Aussie classics!”

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