Phillip Hughes tribute: WA club cricketers pay their respects | photos

CLUB cricketers around Western Australia have paid tribute to Phillip Hughes. 

The Australian cricketer tragically died after being hit in the head by a bouncer last week, in what has been described as a ‘freak accident.’

At games around the state, players, officials and fans paused for a minutes silence and wore black arm bands. 

A number of players also put their bats outside the clubrooms as a mark of respect. 

BUSSELTON: Dunsborough cricketer Shamus Henry shared his thoughts on the weekend's sombre games. 

"I travelled to my game on Saturday unsure of how it would feel to play under such circumstances," he said. 

"My usual feelings of competitiveness and desire for victory were absent, replaced with a need to take to the field with the opposition as one, and play in a game dedicated to Phillip Hughes."

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Busselton cricketers paused to pay their respects to Phillip Hughes.

Busselton cricketers paused to pay their respects to Phillip Hughes.

BUNBURY: A minutes silence was held before every junior and senior match throughout the weekend and players wore black armbands as a sign of respect.

Association president Paul Gardiner said the loss of Hughes was a tragic event for everyone in the cricket community.

DONNYBROOK: Cricketers from the Donnybrook-Blackwood Cricket Association wore black armbands and paused for one minute to honour the life of Phillip Hughes at the weekend.

SOUTH MIDLANDS: Players from the Dandaragan Bears and Bindoon Bushrangers placed their bats outside the clubhouse and paused for a minute's silence to remember cricketer Phillip Hughes.

MANDURAH: Rockingham-Mandurah’s tussle against Gosnells took somewhat of a back seat as an eerie pall enveloped cricket throughout the country following the death of Phillip Hughes. 

ESPERANCE: Shire of Esperance club development officer Shane Tobin said Phillip Hughes' death  had rattled the Esperance community.

"I've seen bats in windows and out the front against the fence so it was really good," he said.

"He must have been a ripper fellow because its bought everyone a lot closer together."

The cricketing world used social media to share their show of respect. 


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