Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

County Set Up Book Of Condolence For Phil Hughes

County Set Up Book Of Condolence For Phil Hughes

Worcestershire CCC have set up a book of condolence for their former batsman Phil Hughes who sadly passed away last week after being hit by a cricket ball in Sydney.

Anyone wanting to pay their last respects to Hughes, who would have been 26 on Sunday, can leave a message in the book which is available to sign in the club reception based in The View.

Worcestershire players have already placed their bats in reception to honour the memory of Hughes while flowers and messages have been left by supporters.

Hughes played for Worcestershire during the 2012 season and had been set to return the following season before his call-up into the 2013 Ashes squad.

He was a popular figure in the dressing room and with County members and averaged 100 in T20 cricket and 83 in the Pro 40 League during his time at New Road.

Hughes funeral will take place tomorrow (Wednesday) in his home town of Macksville and there will also be a state funeral in New South Wales on a date to be finalised.

The opening Test between Australia and India has been delayed after originally being scheduled to get underway in Brisbane on Thursday.

It will instead be played in Adelaide from December 9.