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.

Join our 175th birthday celebrations!

Sep 30, 2013

MCC 175th Anniversary Gala - November 15, 2013

The new MCC Pavillion erected in 1881.Join us for a gala event on November 15 to mark the 175th anniversary of the Melbourne Cricket Club.

A spectacular evening is promised at the MCG as we celebrate 175 years to the day of the MCC's formation - a milestone matched by few other institutions in Melbourne.

Highlights of the evening include:

  • Pre-dinner drinks and canapés on the hallowed turf of the MCG.
  • A unique, on-field moment reflecting the anniversary involving all attendees.Enjoy pre-drinner drinks on the hallowed turf of the MCG!
  • A three-course sit down dinner specially prepared by Epicure’s award winning chefs.
  • A innovative and stunning live presentation bringing the 175-year journey to life on the arena.
  • Appearances from prominent personalities associated with the club and the stadium.
  • After party with drinks and finger food in the Bullring Bar and surrounds with DJ and entertainment from top Australian artists James Reyne and Daryl Braithwaite.Savour a specially-prepared dinner from Epicure's award-winning chefs.

The night will be a celebration of our history and a great opportunity to socialise and reminisce for members of all ages.

We would love to see generations of members put together a table for this occasion, in the manner of the Long Room farewell dinners of a decade ago.

Members may each bring one guest each to this event, so gather up your family and friends for a spectacular night not to be missed to celebrate being a member of this remarkable club!