Hatfield Hyde Cricket Club pay tribute to Australian Phillip Hughes with “put your bats out” display

PUBLISHED: 16:37 03 December 2014 | UPDATED: 16:37 03 December 2014

Hatfield Hyde CC tribute to Phil Hughes

Hatfield Hyde CC tribute to Phil Hughes


Hatfield Hyde Cricket Club members marked the tragic passing of Australian Phillip Hughes with a “put your bats out” tribute at their ground in WGC last Saturday.

Hughes, 25, was struck on the back of the head by a ball while batting for South Australia against New South Wales at the Sydney Cricket Ground last Tuesday and subsequently passed away two days later in hospital.

Since the young cricketers death, people have honoured the life of Hughes by putting their bats and caps together and taking pictures for social media sites to show solidarity.

The event was open to both club members and the general public.

Hyde club captain, Eddie Mills said: “Everyone has been affected by the death of Phil Hughes and we know it could happen to anyone.

“With the blessing of the chairman, we wanted to show our support by doing this event.”

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