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    Phil Hughes R I P

    Post by Boris on Thu 27 Nov 2014, 8:26 am

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    Re: Phil Hughes R I P

    Post by Angus on Thu 27 Nov 2014, 9:48 am

    Boris wrote:Incredibly sad news...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cricket/30219440

    Echo that. For me, and I suspect, many others cricket and football is an oasis away from all the crap in the world. So it comes as a shock when real-life comes crashing into the game.

    Cricket is a tough sport, anybody who has played knows that but for a player to die playing, with the helmets is totally unexpected.

    Goodness knows how the bowler feels he must be totally devastated.
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    Re: Phil Hughes R I P

    Post by Barnstaple Ram on Thu 27 Nov 2014, 12:02 pm

    RIP Phil

    very sad news
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    Re: Phil Hughes R I P

    Post by ShardlowSheep on Thu 27 Nov 2014, 12:14 pm

    Very sad news. A tragedy and a freakish accident by the sounds of it. RiP Phil
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    Re: Phil Hughes R I P

    Post by Barnstaple Ram on Thu 27 Nov 2014, 12:55 pm

    Also spare a thought for Sean Abbott , how must he be feeling at the moment
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    Re: Phil Hughes R I P

    Post by New England Ram on Thu 27 Nov 2014, 1:10 pm

    Horrible and sad and yes the lad that bowled the ball must be devastated ....going to be tough for him to play on I imagine .
    He is going to need some serious help from all of those folk around him.



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    Re: Phil Hughes R I P

    Post by bramhallram on Thu 27 Nov 2014, 2:02 pm

    A tragedy for all concerned. Hughes was a promising young player and a decent bloke by all accounts. His family must be devastated.

    But will any lessons be learned ? The fact is that if you encourage fast bowlers to try to hurt batsmen by bowling short-pitched stuff at them accidents will inevitably happen.

    On the last Ashes tour the Aussie crowds were screaming for Mitchell Johnson to hit our batsmen as often as he could. Tail enders were fair game as well. Ask Jimmy Anderson.

    Back in the 1970s, in the days before helmets, Jeff Thomson was encouraged to constantly bowl short at our batsmen to try and hurt them, and the Aussie crowds howled their approval.

    Sometimes it pays to be careful what you wish for.

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    Re: Phil Hughes R I P

    Post by Mostyn on Thu 27 Nov 2014, 2:31 pm

    I'm surprised by how this has affected me emotionally. Just got back home to witness Michael Clarke struggling, but succeeding, to read out a statement to the media, and it was horrific.

    Three years ago today, I was crying watching Sky Sports Bryn Law reading out the text he sent to Gary Speed, today, I've shed a few over this, someone I have no connection to. Maybe what Angus said above his spot on.
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    Re: Phil Hughes R I P

    Post by Angus on Thu 27 Nov 2014, 2:34 pm

    bramhallram wrote:A tragedy for all concerned. Hughes was a promising young player and a decent bloke by all accounts. His family must be devastated.

    But will any lessons be learned ? The fact is that if you encourage fast bowlers to try to hurt batsmen by bowling short-pitched stuff at them accidents will inevitably happen.

    On the last Ashes tour the Aussie crowds were screaming for Mitchell Johnson to hit our batsmen as often as he could. Tail enders were fair game as well. Ask Jimmy Anderson.

    Back in the 1970s, in the days before helmets, Jeff Thomson was encouraged to constantly bowl short at our batsmen to try and hurt them, and the Aussie crowds howled their approval.

    Sometimes it pays to be careful what you wish for.

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    This tragic fatality might force a rethink into the type of attitude you talk about, Umpires tend to be quite weak, they have the power to act against intimidating bowling.

    The pitches in Australia at all levels suit this type of bowling more than in England, some of the pitches in England even Mitchell Johnson would struggle to bowl a bouncer, so they perhaps have more need for a closer look than we have. Fast pitches in England are quite rare.

    Talk though of banning bouncers is wrong, part of the whole contest of bat and ball, footwork for a batsman is key and no short stuff and every batter would prop automatically onto the front foot and the game would lose hugely. Aggression and hostility from the bowler forcing the batter back, then pitching up and forcing the error in footwork is a fundemental key to the game.
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    Re: Phil Hughes R I P

    Post by rob on Thu 27 Nov 2014, 2:40 pm

    tragic accident but you cant eliminate risk from life - he could have got struck by lightning, run over by a bus, had a stroke the next day

    still RIP - talented young guy died playing the game loved - and thoughts for the bowler too

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    Re: Phil Hughes R I P

    Post by JB on Thu 27 Nov 2014, 9:02 pm

    Sad loss , R I P Phil
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    Re: Phil Hughes R I P

    Post by MadAmster on Fri 28 Nov 2014, 10:07 am

    There is danger in almost all sports. Some are obvious like fight sports, skiing, all racing on wheels sports - motorised or manpowered, football, rugby and all other contact sports etc etc. All you can do is minimise that danger by wearing sensible protection.

    It is impossible to eradicate all dangers and accidents will happen. In this case it is a sport where the majority would not expect a tragic death to happen. It brings home the truth.

    I echo all previous empathetic comments towards the friends and family of both Phil Hughes and Sean Abbott and of course Abbott himself.

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    Re: Phil Hughes R I P

    Post by AlvoRAM on Sat 29 Nov 2014, 10:16 am

    63 not out forever. Genuinely saddened by this story, and have been choked a few times watching SSN.

    RIP Phil

    I joined the many tweeting Stephen Abbott the other day, I hope that he reads some of the fantastic tweets he received, and they at least go some way to helping him deal with this.
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    Re: Phil Hughes R I P

    Post by Stockport Ram on Sun 30 Nov 2014, 3:41 pm


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    Re: Phil Hughes R I P

    Post by AlvoRAM on Sun 30 Nov 2014, 6:26 pm

    Cricket Australia have been absolutely fantastic throughout all of this IMO Stocky.

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