Decade Review 2009
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    Every innings is an act of courage

Simon Barnes: Phillip Hughes' death was desperately unlucky, and it came in the courageous pursuit of sporting excellence

The country kid who moved a nation

It was a matter of time before Phillip Hughes cemented his spot in the Australian Test team. Then, improbably and inconsolably, his time ran out. By Daniel Brettig

    Big-hearted, broad-shouldered Davo

Alan Davidson was a fine allrounder, who has spent his life serving Australian sport in various capacities. By Ashley Mallett

    The last cricket bookseller

The home of Australia's first, and possibly last, full-time dealer of his kind is a treasure trove of cricket literature amassed over 45 years. By Russell Jackson

The wow and the sheesh

Christian Ryan: The game looked so different in 1992. But writing about it now seems more fun than watching it then

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Blogs

Why cricket needs women's Tests

Raf Nicholson: Apart from the fact that they are exciting, intense encounters, getting rid of them will only spell doom for the format itself

Home advantage: everyone's property

V Ramnarayan: In years past, the term was something of a pejorative; not so much these days

Embracing Maxwell

Russell Jackson: Fans pop a vein when his ludicrous tactics fail, shrug when he succeeds. But cricket's first bona fide troll won't change

A bat placed in tribute to Phillip Hughes during a game in Langwarrin
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A tribute to Phillip Hughes in Macksville, his hometown
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Cricket bats are placed at Donnelly Welsh Playing Fields in memory of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes
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Spectators at an A-League game in Melbourne pay their respects to Phillip Hughes
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Members of the Western Suburbs cricket club pay respects to Phillip Hughes
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Players from both teams observe a minute's silence in memory of Phillip Hughes
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