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Hughes taken to a hospital after batting accident Open in new window
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SYDNEY (AP) Test hopeful Phil Hughes has been taken to a Sydney hospital after being struck on the head while batting during a domestic first-class match on Tuesday.The 25-year-old South Australia opener, who was a strong contender...

Cricketer Phil Hughes collapses after being struck by short ball - rolling report Open in new window
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Australian Test hopeful batsman Phil Hughes was taken to hospital by helicopter after being struck during Sheffield Shield match 4.20pm AEST AAP has clarified its earlier story to confirm that a helicopter landed on the SCG pitch after Hughes was struck, but that the cricketer was taken to St Vincent?s Hospital in an ambulance. 4.16pm AEST My colleague Nick Evershed wrote last month about a report from Australian Institute of Health and Welfare looking at sports injuries requiring hospital treatment in 2011-2012. 4.10pm AEST St V re: Hughes 'He's undergoing diagnostic scans at the moment and then following that a decision is made to either go to surgery or ICU.' 4.09pm AEST ESPN CricInfo?s Daniel Brettig was at the SCG when Hughes was struck, and he?s provided these details:Hughes had made 63, playing well against his former state and in contention for the spot to be vacated by the injured captain Michael Clarke in the team for the first Test in Brisbane next week.But in trying to push along his score, Hughes attempted a hook at the fast medium of Sean Abbott about 2.23pm, and was hit in the side of his helmeted head. 4.04pm AEST From Australian test and one-day batsman Dean Jones:Feeling for Phil Hughes after being hit. He is not in a good way! Stay strong @seanabbott77 .. Not your fault young man. #BupaSS #NSWvSA 4.01pm AEST Channel Ten has cameras at St Vincent?s Hospital in Darlinghurst where some of Hughes colleagues have begun to arrive. Here?s the Australian test cricket captain, Michael Clarke:Michael Clarke arrives at St Vincent?s hospital where Phil Hughes has been taken in a critical condition #TenNews 5pm pic.twitter.com/Kej8KPucWd 3.59pm AEST Moment of impact on Phil Hughes at the #SCG via @philthy295 pic.twitter.com/7EKOXiFGnC 3.58pm AEST There?s some question over where exactly Hughes was struck, but the ABC?s Lucy Carter is reporting he was hit in the head, and not in the heart as some others have suggested.St Vincents Hospital spokesman says Phil Hughes was struck in the head and that he's in a critical condition in intensive care. 3.57pm AEST Peter Lalor is tweeting that Hughes was struck around 2:23pm AEDT and doctors worked on him for 30 minutes before a helicopter arrived.Cricket NSW has also issued this statement:Phil Hughes has been taken to St Vincent?s hospital and clearly the priority is Phil?s health. We want to keep his family fully informed.We don?t have any update on his health at the moment. Dr Orchard the doctor on duty has gone with Phil to the hospital and when he is in a position to he will provide a statement on his condition.The shield match has been abandoned. Phil's condition improved before he was taken away in an ambulance 3.44pm AEST Good afternoon. South Australian batsman Phil Hughes has been rushed to hospital in a serious condition after being struck in the head by a bouncer in a Sheffield Shield match against New South Wales at the SCG.We?re be pulling in updates to this concerning story as it develops over the next few hours.A helicopter has been brought in to rush stricken Test hopeful Phil Hughes to hospital after he was hit in the head by a bouncer at the SCG.Hughes was taken from the field on a medicab and treated on the boundary by ambulance officers before the helicopter arrived.Doctors attempted to resuscitate the batsman on the wicket and stopped the medical van on the boundary to continue treatment soon after.An ambulance arrived 35 minutes after the accident and is treating Hughes, 25, in front of the members stand.Emergency helicopter on the SCG now for Phil Hughes - he reportedly underwent CPR after being hit by a bouncer pic.twitter.com/YhKwpT6paI Continue reading...

Hughes critical after SCG knock out Open in new window
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PHIL Hughes is in a critical condition after suffering a vicious blow to the head that saw him hospitalised and play abandoned at the SCG.

Live: Marsh states case for Test spot Open in new window
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SHAUN Marsh has stated his case for a Test spot with a timely half-century, while Tasmanian Alex Doolan struggled in his audition. Get live updates here.

Hughes hospitalised after blow to head Open in new window
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Phillip Hughes has been taken to hospital after a sickening blow to the head left him motionless on the SCG pitch on day one of the Sheffield Shield match between New South Wales and South Australia

UPDATE 1-Cricket-Former Australia batsman Hughes rushed to hospital Open in new window
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* Rushed to hospital by ambulance (Adds details, quotes)

Marsh hand up for Clarke replacement Open in new window
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TEST hopeful Shaun Marsh was 66 not out at tea on day one of Western Australia’s Sheffield Shield match against Victoria at the MCG.

Test hopeful Phil Hughes collapses after being hit by a bouncer Open in new window
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Phil Hughes in critical condition ? rolling updatesBatsman helicoptered to hospital after being hit at the SCGBall delivered by NSW all-rounder Sean AbbottA helicopter has been brought in to rush stricken Test hopeful Phil Hughes to hospital after he was hit in the head by a bouncer at the SCG. Continue reading...

Cricket-Former Australia batsman Hughes knocked out by bouncer Open in new window
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MELBOURNE, Nov 25 (Reuters) - A Sheffield Shield match was suspended in Sydney on Tuesday and a helicopter flown in to rush former Australia batsman Phillip Hughes to hospital after he was struck by a short delivery when batting and knocked out.

The Joy of Six ? The Benson and Hedges World Series Cup Open in new window
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From Come on Aussie C?mon to the beloved uniforms and Tony Greig?s Weatherwatch, one-dayers just aren?t the same any moreThese days one-day internationals are a little bit like Wes Anderson films; there?s too many of them, they all look the same and you can never quite escape the feeling that the best ones happened at least ten years ago. There are a variety of reasons why Australian punters seem to have no great interest in attending them these days, some of which relate to the points above but also social factors beyond the control of cricket and its administrators. Continue reading...

Clarke, CA on collision course; skipper set to miss 1st Test Open in new window
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A bizarre standoff between Michael Clarke and selectors over the Australia captain's hopes of playing the first Test against India next week remained unresolved on Tuesday after the nation's cricket board dug in its heels.

Playing in Aus is going to be different from playing in India: Rahul Open in new window
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Karnataka youngster K L Rahul on his elation at being selected for the upcoming Test series against Australia and how he worked on his technique to improve his batting skills.

Smooth sailing for India in tour game Open in new window
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INDIA’S Test preparation is all smooth sailing at seaside Glenelg compared to Australia’s internal ruckus over Michael Clarke’s fitness.

UPDATE 1-Cricket-Clarke in limbo as cricket board digs in heels Open in new window
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* Local media report Clarke already ruled out of first test

Who?s in line to replace Clarke Open in new window
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LET’S remember one thing — Michael Clarke isn’t just Australia’s captain, he’s also our best batsman. So who are the men in line to replace him?

Vaughan to take 'T20 FA Cup' to ECB Open in new window
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Michael Vaughan will offer his proposal for an FA Cup-style T20 competition to the ECB after a report into falling numbers.

Daniel Vettori looks set for surprise return to New Zealand Test team Open in new window
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? Former captain in line for final Test against Pakistan in Sharjah ? Vettori has not appeared in a Test since 2012 because of injuryDaniel Vettori looks set to make a surprise return to the New Zealand Test team as their coach, Mike Hesson, considers taking three spinners into the deciding match against Pakistan which starts in Sharjah on Wednesday.The 35-year-old former New Zealand captain was in the United Arab Emirates with the A side for one-day matches and trained with the senior squad in Sharjah on Monday. He has not played a Test since July 2012 because of injuries. Continue reading...

Michael Clarke 'ruled out of Test side' after clash with selectors Open in new window
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Skipper cannot play in Test if he misses India tour game, CA saysClarke?s own statement places him at loggerheads with selectorsAustralian captain Michael Clarke has reportedly been ruled out of the first Test against India.Cricket Australia told Clarke he needs to play a two-day tour game against India in Adelaide starting on Friday to prove his fitness for the opening Test at the Gabba, which starts on 4 December week. Continue reading...

Cricket-Australia's Clarke has no plans to quit despite injuries Open in new window
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MELBOURNE, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Australia captain Michael Clarke has no intention of retiring from international cricket in the next 12 months as he continues to battle a chronic back problem that could rule him out of next week's first test against India.

New Zealand recall for Vettori Open in new window
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New Zealand recall former captain Daniel Vettori to their Test squad to face Pakistan after a two-year absence.

It?s over: Clarke ruled out of first Test Open in new window
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MICHAEL Clarke has been ruled out of the first Test against India, after 24 hours of high drama between the Aussie skipper and Cricket Australia.



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