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Phillip

Hughes

Batsman

Bats Left Hand

Did you know?

Hughes’s passion was breeding Angus cattle at his family’s property in Macksville, New South Wales under the name Four O Eight Angus (after his Test cap number 408).

RUNS
1535
AVERAGE
32.66

Phillip

Hughes

Batsman

Bats Left Hand

Did you know?

Hughes’s passion was breeding Angus cattle at his family’s property in Macksville, New South Wales under the name Four O Eight Angus (after his Test cap number 408).

RUNS
826
AVERAGE
35.91

Phillip

Hughes

Batsman

Bats Left Hand

Did you know?

Hughes’s passion was breeding Angus cattle at his family’s property in Macksville, New South Wales under the name Four O Eight Angus (after his Test cap number 408).

RUNS
6
AVERAGE
6

Batsman

Bats Left Hand

AGE
25
HEIGHT
170CM
BORN

Macksville

COUNTRY

Australia

Australia
STATE

SA

SA
LOCAL CLUB

East Torrens

Bio

A prodigious batting talent and prolific run-scorer with a bright future ahead of him, Phillip Joel Hughes tragically lost his life on November 27, 2014, two days after he was struck by a short ball while batting for South Australia in a Sheffield Shield match against New South Wales at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Hughes’s death triggered an outpouring of emotion rarely witnessed in cricket, with the 25-year-old a hugely popular figure within the sport, both domestically and internationally.

With an unorthodox homespun technique and an impressive first-class record to his name – having already become the youngest to score a century in a Sheffield Shield final – Hughes burst onto the international scene with a record-breaking performance against South Africa in 2009.

In just his second Test, a star was born in Durban when Hughes became the youngest batsman in history to score centuries in each innings of a match, at the age of 20 years and 96 days.

But despite the dream start to his career, the left-handed opener was soon to experience the fickleness of form and the trials and tribulations of international cricket.

Dropped on Australia’s 2009 Ashes tour just three Tests after his heroics against the Proteas, he played out the next four years of his Test career as an in-again, out-again member of Ricky Ponting’s, and then Michael Clarke’s, teams.

A third Test century – this one a series-saving effort alongside Clarke, who also made a century – came in Colombo in August 2011, but again it was followed soon after by a lean trot.

During Australia’s two-Test series against New Zealand in 2011, Hughes was caught by Martin Guptill off the bowling of Chris Martin in four successive innings.

A switch to South Australia in 2012 seemed to reinvigorate Hughes and he also showed his ability in 50-over cricket, in which he became the first Australian to score a century on their one-day international debut.

In 2014, he added to his unique list of records by becoming the first Australian male to score a double century in a List A match, hitting a six off the final ball against South Africa A in Darwin to reach the milestone.

Weeks later, again for Australia A, he posted his highest first-class score of 243 not out to give every indication he was primed for a return to Test cricket.

In his final innings, Hughes finished 63 not out as he pushed his claim for Test honours one final time.

A country lad who chased his Baggy Green dreams

Special video tribute to Phillip Hughes

Career retrospective in pictures

Australia farewells Phillip Joel Hughes

A celebration veiled by unbearable sadness 

Michael Clarke's emotional goodbye speech

MATCHES
26
DEBUT
2009
CAP NO
408
BEST BATTING
160
BEST BOWLING
-
Batting
RUNS
1535
INNINGS
49
NOT OUTS
2
AVERAGE
32.66
100s
3
50s
7
Bowling
WICKETS
0
AVERAGE
0
ECONOMY
0
S/R
0
5W
0
10W/M
0
MATCHES
25
DEBUT
2013
CAP NO
198
BEST BATTING
138
BEST BOWLING
-
Batting
RUNS
826
INNINGS
24
NOT OUTS
1
AVERAGE
35.91
100s
2
50s
4
Bowling
WICKETS
0
AVERAGE
0
ECONOMY
0
S/R
0
5W
0
10W/M
0
MATCHES
1
DEBUT
2014
CAP NO
BEST BATTING
6
BEST BOWLING
-
Batting
RUNS
6
INNINGS
1
NOT OUTS
0
AVERAGE
6
100s
0
50s
0
Bowling
WICKETS
0
AVERAGE
0
ECONOMY
0
S/R
0
5W
0
10W/M
0
MATCHES
114
DEBUT
2007
CAP NO
-
BEST BATTING
243
BEST BOWLING
-
Batting
RUNS
9023
INNINGS
209
NOT OUTS
15
AVERAGE
46.51
100s
26
50s
46
Bowling
WICKETS
0
AVERAGE
0
ECONOMY
3.5
S/R
0
5W
0
10W/M
0
MATCHES
36
DEBUT
2013
CAP NO
-
BEST BATTING
114
BEST BOWLING
-
Batting
RUNS
1352
INNINGS
36
NOT OUTS
5
AVERAGE
43.61
100s
1
50s
11
Bowling
WICKETS
0
AVERAGE
0
ECONOMY
0
S/R
0
5W
0
10W/M
0

Warner kisses the turf on 63

The score 63 not out continues to resonate with the Australian cricket team, particular David Warner, who knelt to kiss the spot where Phillip Hughes fell when he equalled the late batsman's unbeaten SCG score


3:26 Clarkes-stirring-Phillip-Hughes-tribute-still

Clarke's stirring Phillip Hughes tribute

Michael Clarke pays a special tribute to his fallen 'little brother' Phillip Hughes to mark the opening of the 2015 Sydney Test


3:35 Were-putting-on-a-brave-face-still

'We're putting on a brave face'

David Warner speaks candidly about the emotion of playing this week at the Sydney Cricket Ground, with memories of the late Phillip Hughes still fresh in the players' minds


World Cup win dedicated to Hughes

The Australian squad had an unofficial 16th man that rode with them every step to World Cup glory


Emotional-start-to-SCG-Test-still

Hughes tributes stir Australian emotions

The SCG was an emotion-charged arena to start the fourth Test as the fallen batsman was honoured


Were-putting-on-a-brave-face-still

Warner haunted by Hughes memories

A painful thumb injury is of little concern as he confronts emotions stirred by an SCG return