Yorkshire cricket fraternity pays tribute Phil Hughes

Cricketers from Sheffield have joined a global tribute to Australian batsman Phil Hughes who died after being struck by a ball.

Friday, 28th November 2014, 1:55 pm
Sheffield and England Cricket legend Michael Vaughan tribute to Phillip Hughes via a touching social media campaign on Twitter using #putoutyourbats

Phil died on Thursday, aged 25, two days after he was struck on the back of the head by a delivery as he played for South Australia against New South Wales.

Cricket fans and players have been using their bats to pay tribute to him.

Thousands of people have posted photographs on Twitter, using the hashtags #putoutyourbats and #putyourbatout.

Sheffield and England Cricket legend Michael Vaughan tribute to Phillip Hughes via a touching social media campaign on Twitter using #putoutyourbats

Among those to take part are current England star Joe Root, from Dore, and former England captain Michael Vaughan, a former Silverdale School pupil who lives in Baslow.

Joe, aged 23, who attended Dore’s King Ecgbert School, joined his England team-mates in lining up their bats outside their dressing room in Colombo, Sri Lanka, where the team are currently on tour.

Michael, now a TV cricket pundit, said on Twitter: “I just cannot believe it.

“Just far too young. He was only doing the job he loved, and was brilliant at it.”

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 26: Phillip Hughes of the Redbacks poses for a portrait after a press conference to announce that he has been selected for the Australia A cricket squad for the match against South Africa at Adelaide Oval on October 26, 2012 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

Other stars to get involved include Shane Warne and Piers Morgan.

Pictured is Michael Vaughan at home in Baslow