Friday, 28 November 2014

Philip Hughes!!

Australia's sad at the moment. We've lost a really good young bloke. Real TRUE BLUE!!! He got hit in the neck by a cricket ball and died. You may have heard of him. He played cricket for Australia. His name was Philip Hughes and he was only 25 years old and a GREAT cricket player. I Thought maybe we here at Blogville could come up with some POTP for his family and the poor young bloke that bowled the ball down that hit him. His name is Sean Abbott and he's hurting pretty bad at the moment. Crikey  ..... all of Australia is just so sad. Cricket is our NATIONAL sport and our cricket team is full of real good blokes. Blokes we are VERY proud of. To lose one has hit everyone real hard but his family and close friends must really need some help at the moment. If you have a prayer or two to spare I'm sure they won't go astray, aye??
RIP Philip ..... you will be sadly missed mate!!




People everywhere are leaving their bats out as a tribute to Philip. Even Google featured a cricket bat today. Here's one at the beach.



Wanna run .... Love, Charlie.

54 comments:

  1. Oh Charlie, we too think this is such a sad story. We don't associate cricket with violent death. And yes we too feel sorry for the Sean Abbott, who will have to live with the unintended consequences of his fast bowling.
    Just too tragic.
    Best wishes,
    Gail and Bertie.
    PS When Gail was a child and used to play cricket on the back lawn with her brother, they would pretend that he was an Australian fast bowler and she was an England batsman. She used to fear deliveries from that well known bowler Lillian Thompson!

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    1. I see your Gail is a real cricket tragic like my Mum. I bet she watches those long drawn out ashes series and neglects you like my Mum neglects me. Funny but she enjoys it most when we are playing against you blokes. That barmy army sure make it interesting, aye?? AND the Aussie/Pommie rivalry ..... what to say?? It's all in good fun!! Crikey Gail sure has a good memory. That Lillian Thompson bowler goes back a ways, aye? They were a great pair and larrikins to boot.

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  2. This so very, very sad. We were all shocked when we heard the news yesterday morning, far, far too young!
    We heard about the cricket bats being left out on the news this morning, what a very fitting tribute.
    His friends and family are in our thoughts!
    From one cricket loving nation to another
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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    1. Thanks Julie ..... It's all we here in Australia can think about at the moment. It really has shocked the nation. I can't even begin to imagine what his friends and family are going through. They need all the help we can give them. It was to be Philip's 26th birthday tomorrow. How horrific that day is going to be for his Family. Just so, so sad!!

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  3. Hari OM
    Oh yes for sure Charlie mate... as an Aussie by choice, and a crickaholic, I had hopes for young Hughes becoming a bit of a legend... well, he has, but in the most tragic circumstances. Prayers are up... hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

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    1. Thanks Aunty ...... those prayers are sure going to be needed. Especially tomorrow, aye??

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  4. How sad!
    Fur shur, we will send PoP to Philip's family an Sean too.

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    1. Thanks Zoe ..... They are going to need all the help they can get. Just too sad!!

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  5. we read about this last night and were so sad - such a sad day for all of of australia

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    1. Yes ..... a sad day for Australia but for Philip's family and friends it is something that will be with them for life.

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  6. Charlie I'm sad with you for this young man who died and for the young man who bowled the bad ball... think it's very hard for him too. I feel sorry for their families....
    Easy Rider

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    1. Thanks Easy rider. It's good to know I have a friend that cares along with me.

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  7. We heard too. Very, very sad. xxx

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  8. Such a freak accident. We had so hoped he'd pull through and were shocked when it was announced he'd died. Such a fantastic young man. At least everyone knows there is no one to blame.......

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    1. Yep ..... I just hope Sean Abbott can get that last sentence into his head. I can't even begin to imagine how he must be feeling.
      I think for that 2 days we were ALL hoping but somehow knew that it wasn't going to turn out well.

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  9. So sad, too young to die and such a wonderful smiling face he had, but all sport has dangers and freak accidents do happen.
    Merle..............

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    1. Too true, Merle, too true!! BUT cricket ...... you think injuries .... sure ...... but death ..... no way!!

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  10. Dat are so sad, we saw da news on da internets.

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    1. Crikey you watch your news on the internets. How clever are you??

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  11. Dat are so sad. We gots cricket players in our park sometimes - I barks at em when I sees em.

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    1. I didn't think anyone played cricket in Texas. Are they cricket zombiez, Whitley?

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  12. My mama is a sports fan, and she saw this sad news....we are sorry for his friends, family, and fans! By da way, mama just saw your post on my blog a while back...she's been a bad secretary being tooooooo busy at work, but we hope we can be friends wiff you!

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    1. Crikey Cassie ..... no worries. Mama's get awful busy sometimes. She's not bad! My Mum gets awful busy sometimes too and then we can't read all my friends blogs, let alone comment on them. We know you are there even if we don't always hear from you. Of course we are going to be friends.

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    2. We're glad to be furriends! Do you know there are actually 4 of us cairn terriers in our furmily? Mama sure doesn't hab time to hab a bwog fur each ob us, so I kinda covers eberyfing fur our pack.

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  13. That is so sad! We will cross our paws for everyone!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  14. Charlie it was awful..we just watched Michael Clarke talking to the media ....so very very sad...all of the world not just us Aussies are very sad..hugs Fozziemum xx

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    1. It was awful alright and that Michael Clarke interview ... OMD! Horrendous! Mum was crying buckets just watching him struggle through it. Awful awful awful!!!

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  15. Oh, that is so sad! What a tragic accident! We are very sorry for his family and all his fans like you and your family. Thanks for telling us, Charlie.

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    1. Mum and I just needed to talk about it I guess. That's one of the good things about Blogville, aye??

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  16. That is just evfur so furry sad indeed. The poor dude who did that sure needs a lot of good support.

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    1. I really feel sorry for him. I know he is getting well looked after but even so it must be VERY tough for him.

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  17. Oh my gosh, that is sooooo terribly sad!!! A very terrible accident.
    love
    tweedles

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    1. It was indeed Tweedles ..... a terrible accident!!

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  18. How very tragic and sad!!
    Hugs!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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    1. Very sad indeed, aye? Thankyou for the hugs!! They always make me feel better.

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  19. We can't stop thinking about it here either! We have our beach cricket bat out at our front door, and we are seeing loads of bats out!

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  20. This is very sad. We saw it on the news and thought of you Charlie right away. We are sending out POTP.

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  21. We sawed 'bout it on da nues heer in Canada. Dere r cwicket weagues heer, tu, bud nuffin wike it r in Austwalia an' Bwitain etc. My Gwampa wuffed watchin' cwicket cuz him usta pway it when him wuz a kid in Engwand. Him eben buyed cwicket 'quipment fur hims boys (my Dadda an' hims bwofur) an' teeched dem how pway!

    We r sowwy dat such a fine young afewete r goned. Tu, tu soon. So sad fur everyone.

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    1. I'm glad your Gwampa liked Cricket Zaidie. We are a bit addicted to it out here.

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  22. Oh, I saw that on the news! So very sad. I am so sorry....I am sendin' lots of AireZens to all of Oz and lots of {{{hugs}}}} to his family and Sean Abbott.
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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    1. Thanks Ruby ..... AireZens always help, aye??

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  23. Deepest condolences to his family and the larger Australian family. He achieved much and lost his life doing something he loved. If there is any solace, perhaps it is that.

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    1. Yes Kim ..... he certainly loved what he was doing and he went quickly and without pain. I hope his Family can look at it in that light but I somehow think it will be more difficult for them.

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  24. So sad.....my condolences. What a hero, just likes you, my Charlie.
    Yours Always,
    Enid xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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    1. Ohhhhhhhhhh Enid ..... thankyou!!!!! You are so special. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  25. We heard about this. So very tragic. Our deepest condolences to his family.

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  26. That is very sad...so young and full of promise.
    Our hearts go out to both families.

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  27. We did hear of his passing and we are sorry

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