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Former Wolves goalkeeper Malcolm Finlayson dies aged 84

Malcolm Finlayson Credit: S&G/S&G and Barratts/EMPICS Sport/PA

Former Wolves goalkeeper Malcolm Finlayson has died at the age of 84.

He was suddenly taken ill and passed away yesterday afternoon in Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley.

Malcolm won league titles with Wolverhampton Wanderers in 1958 and 1959, and also won the FA Cup in 1960. He made 203 appearances in all competitions for Wolves.

(L-R) Wolverhampton Wanderers' Peter Broadbent, Gerry Mannion and Malcolm Finlayson show off the FA Cup Credit: PA

“Everyone at the Club was shocked and deeply saddened to learn of Malcolm’s death.

Not only was he a member of the Wolves Hall of Fame and a legendary former player, but he remained part of the fabric of the Club becoming Chairman, and then recently, President, of the Wolves Former Players Association, working tirelessly on behalf of former players for a number of years.

Our deepest condolences got to Malcolm’s partner, Angela, his daughter, Sandra and her husband, Mel, and all his family and friends.”

– Jez Moxey, Chief Executive, Wolves
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Fans and clubs pay respects to batsman Hughes

A wreath left outside Lord's, accompanied by the famous Australian baggy green hat. Credit: PA

Tributes have flooded in for Australia batsman Phil Hughes, who died on Thursday.

Flowers were left outside Lord's cricket ground throughout the day in memory of the left-hander.

A message left on a bunch of flowers in memory of Phil Hughes outside Lord's. Credit: PA

Nottinghamshire County Cricket paid their respects by putting an image of the former Worcestershire and Middlesex batsman on the big screen at their Trent Bridge ground.

Nottinghamshire displayed a photo of Hughes on their big screen. Credit: PA


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Warner: Hughes will always be by my side

David Warner was close friends with Phil Hughes. Credit: PA

Australia and New South Wales batsman David Warner has expressed his sorrow at the loss of former team-mate Phil Hughes.

The two played together on both the international and domestic stage, with Warner fielding when Hughes was struck on the neck by a bouncer.

Warner tweeted: "Brothers in arms, RIP mate. I will always walk out there forever knowing your by my side. Love you BRAZ!!"

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Pakistan batsman Shehzad: I froze after hearing of Hughes death

The Pakistan Test opener Ahmed Shehzad says he 'froze' after learning of Phil Hughes' death.

Shehzad, 23, fractured a cheekbone after he was struck on the head by New Zealand bowler Corey Anderson last month.

Ahmed Shehzad is fit after his injury. Credit: PA

“I froze when I heard this tragic news and my heart went out to his family because I have been very fortunate to be on my feet again," Shehzad said.

“I know how it feels. That moment. The day Hughes was hit I knew what his family was going through. I prayed for his recovery.”

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England: Phil Hughes was admired and respected by all

The England cricket team has paid tribute to Australian batsman Phil Hughes, saying the 25-year-old was "admired and respected by all he played with and against".

Phil Hughes has died after suffering a severe head injury on Tuesday. Credit: Reuters

"Our deepest sympathies go out to Phil Hughes’ family, friends and teammates at this incredibly sad time," a statement issued by the England team said.

"Phil was admired and respected by all he played with and against and will never be forgotten by the cricket community."

England and Sri Lanka to hold two-minute silence in memory

England and Sri Lanka will observe a two-minute silence before their second one-day international, as a mark of respect for Phil Hughes.

Phillip Hughes Credit: Cricket Australia

The Australia batsman died of his injuries two days after being hit on the neck by a bouncer while playing for South Australia against New South Wales.

Our deepest sympathies go out to Phil Hughes' family, friends and team-mates at this incredibly sad time. Phil was admired and respected by all he played with and against and will never be forgotten by the cricket community."

– England team statement


Fixtures announcement postponed following death of Phil Hughes

Leicestershire County Cricket Club have revealed that the release of the fixtures for the 2015 season will be postponed following the death of Phil Hughes.

The former Worcestershire batsman was hit on the head with a cricket ball while batting in Australia two days ago.

He died in hospital in Sydney aged 25.

Worcestershire County Cricket Club pay tribute to Phil Hughes

Worcestershire County Cricket Club are paying tribute to Phil Hughes, the former Worcestershire batsman who has died aged 25.

Phil Hughes Credit: Facebook/Worcestershire CCC

He was hit on the head with a cricket ball while batting in Australia two days ago.

He died in hospital in Sydney.

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'Remarkable talent Phil Hughes was loved by everyone'

Tributes have flooded in for Australian batsman Phil Hughes, who has been described as a "remarkable talent" who was "loved by everyone".

Loved by everyone, Phillip was a really terrific person and a remarkable talent.

He had many friends and teammates here and interstate that will need support, and it is important we offer them our love and care as we all come to terms with this tragic event.

– South Australian Cricket Association Chief Executive Keith Bradshaw

Phillip is fondly remembered as a bright and cheeky young man with an infectious smile who emerged as an outstanding junior more than a decade ago.

It is unspeakably sad he cannot now achieve his potential in the game.

– Cricket New South Wales Chief Executive Andrew Jones
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