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Thread #156178   Message #3680514
Posted By: GUEST,MikeL2
27-Nov-14 - 11:38 AM
Thread Name: BS: Australian Cricketer Dies From Injuries
Subject: RE: BS: Australian Cricketer Dies From Injuries
Hi

Devastated to hear of the fatal injury to Phil Hughes.

Obviously I feel for his relatives and friends.

Steve has a point that we should feel sorrow for the bowler. He must be devastated too.

There will be an inquiry and the helmets/protection will be investigated.

The references to cricket in the old days brings this memory to me.

When we played we had no protection other than leg pads. For the less well off of us, that meant wearing pads supplied by club/school. Some of which were so well worn that they offered no protection at all.

Most players then didn't even wear a box. I remember when I bought my first box - Litesome Support. I was an opening bat and mainly faced fast bowling so I deemed it necessary. One day I was inserting the plastic cup into the "jock-strap" when a young teammate saw me and said "do you always wear that when you bat?"

I answered "of course ". And I added " and I wear it when I field ( I used to field close to the bat) and what's more I wear when I'm having my tea". !!!!!!

Cheers

MikeL2