Anston CC join in tributes to Phil Hughes

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Anston Cricket Club joined thousands of cricketers across the world to pay tribute to Australian batter Phil Hughes after his tragic death.

As part of the tribute, clubs around the sporting posted pictures of cricket bats laid out in a formation on twitter, using the #PutOutYourBats hashtag

Hughes (25), was 63 not out when he was struck on the neck by a bouncer last month. He died two days later.

Hughes, who also played for Hampshire, Middlesex and Worcestershire, was hit by a delivery from bowler Sean Abbott.

His death stunned Australia and the funeral was broadcast live to millions of people on national television and on big screens in major cities.

During his brief test career Hughes played in 26 tests, where he hit 1535 runs in 49 innings.

His highest score was 160 at an average of 32.65