CRICKET AFTER HUGHES
THE death of young cricketing star Phillip Hughes will inevitably cast a shadow over this summer of cricket.
Big Bash presenter Adam Gilchrist joined thousands on Twitter to pay tribute to the former state ( NSW and SA), Australian and Adelaide Strikers player, evoking the famous WH Auden poem, made famous in fi lm Four Weddings And A Funeral.
On the day of Hughes death, Gilchrist posted: “In the words of another splendid bugger, ‘ Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone …’ #WHAuden #RIPPhilHughes #allthebestfamily.”
A Ten spokeswoman confi rmed the Big Bash team were planning to honour Hughes during their coverage, which kicks off – appropriately – at Hughes’ adopted home ground, Adelaide Oval, in a fi xture between the Strikers and Melbourne Stars this Thursday night.