Vale Phil Hughes

Lady FWO and I are devotees of cricket – long standing members of the WACA and the Dennis Lillee Club – and Lady FWO worked at the WACA, helping to establish the WACA Museum in its current space. We actually met at the WACA on the first day of an Ashes Test. We both have a deep love of the game and its traditions.


And so we were both shocked and dismayed by the terrible accident that has taken the life of such a lovely young bloke in Phil Hughes. Our thoughts are with his family and friends, and also with Sean Abbott.

US singer/songwriter Warren Zevon said, just before he died, at a relatively young age, of cancer, “enjoy every sandwich…you never know which one will be your last…” something to reflect on when a young life can be torn away in such tragic and unforeseen circumstances.

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