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PHILLIP HUGHES DEATH ‘INEVITABLE’ FROM MOMENT HE WAS STRUCK

An inquest has heard the death of cricketer Phillip Hughes was inevitable from the moment he was struck and a delay in the arrival of an ambulance had no bearing on the outcome. Hughes was struck in the neck while batting for his adopted state of South Australia against NSW in a Sheffield Shield game at the SCG on November 25, 2014. He suffered a traumatic basal subarachnoid haemorrhage from the blow and never regained consciousness. The 25-year-old’s death in St Vincent’s Hospital two days later prompted an unprecedented outpouring of grief from the Australian and international cricket community. The inquest, presided over by NSW State Coroner Michael Barnes, will examine the manner and cause of the cricketer’s death, and may offer recommendations for future safety regulations. The inquest was today played confronting video of the delivery which struck Hughes, …

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BOWRAVILLE’S PHILLIP HUGHES MEMORIAL CUP TO BE RE-SCEDULED

Nambucca River Jockey Club officials say they’ll need to speak with Racing New South Wales, before re-scheduling yesterday’s washed-out Boxing Day Race Carnival. The feature race was the Phillip Hughes Memorial Cup, but heavy rain made racing too dangerous. A jockey club spokesman said it’s hoped the race will be run at its meeting on March 5 next year. A decision on the meeting is expected later next month.  

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SHEFFIELD SHIELD TRIBUTE TO PHILLIP HUGHES

Today cricket New South Wales officials were joined by players and local mayors to make the announcement at Coffs Harbour’s international stadium. Macksville’s Phillip Hughes played for his state and the South Australian Redbacks before the tragic accident which claimed his life in a Sheffield Shield match at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Today former team mates welcomed the announcement that New South Wales and South Australia will play a Shield match in Coffs in February next year The four day match will be played from the 25th and and 28th of February.

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TRIBUTE MATCH FOR LATE PHILLIP HUGHES

The New South Wales and South Australia cricket teams will play a tribute match to the late Phillip Hughes at Coffs Harbour. From February 25-28 the two teams will play at Coffs International Stadium, near Hughes’ hometown of Macksville. The match is an opportunity for the local community to celebrate Hughes’ life and career.

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PHILLIP HUGHES HONOURED IN AN EMOTIONAL FAREWELL

His sudden death shocked us all – and today, the nation came together to honour Phillip Hughes. From loved ones, to the Prime Minister… cricketing greats and close friends… to fans who had never even met him, people celebrated the life of an uncomplicated bloke from Macksville, whose prodigious talent and zest for life, gave so many so much joy.

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PHILLIP HUGHES PASSES AWAY IN HOSPITAL

Top batsman Phillip Hughes has passed away in hospital. The 25-year-old Macksville local was in an induced coma at Sydney’s St Vincent’s Hospital since Tuesday, after being struck in the head by a cricket ball at the SCG. Hughes was playing for South Australia in a Sheffield Shield match against New South Wales. In a statement, Cricket Australia says “He was not in pain before he passed and was surrounded by his family and close friends. “As a cricket community we mourn his loss and extend our deepest sympathies to Phillip’s family and friends at this incredibly sad time.”

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HUGHES ENTERS THIRD DAY IN INTENSIVE CARE

An update on the condition of Macksville cricketer Phillip Hughes is expected today, as the top batsman enters his third day in intensive care. The 25-year-old has been in an induced coma at Sydney’s St Vincent’s Hospital since Tuesday, when he was struck in the head by a cricket ball at the SCG. Hughes was playing for South Australia in a Sheffield Shield match against New South Wales. Fellow cricketers Michael Clarke, Brett Lee, Shane Watson and Mitchell Starc have maintained a bedside vigil during the past few days. Meanwhile New South Wales Health Minister Jillian Skinner will meet with the New South Wales Ambulance Service today to discuss concerns about the time it took for an emergency team to arrive at the SCG.

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