Tributes have continued to flow in various forms for Phillip Hughes with a club cricketer foregoing the chance of a record score to honour the batsman.

Shaun McArthur, captaining Haddon, a Ballarat club side, in their match against VRI Delacombe, was unbeaten on 220 - 11 short of the club record score - when he retired and declared the innings at 408 which was Hughes' Test cap number.

As the players left the field they noticed the innings had also lasted 63 overs - the score which Hughes had reached at the SCG and which has become a central figure in the tributes with '63 not out forever'. That has been reflected in scorecards with the initial retired hurt being changed to not out.

"We thought it would be a nice tribute if we happened to land on 408 ... it wasn't until we came off the ground we saw it was the 63rd over as well," McArthur told 3AW radio. "It was amazing."

It was not the only score that was made over the weekend in Australia to hold great significance. In a grade game in Perth, Ashton Agar made 98 to match what he made on his Test debut against England, at Trent Bridge, when he shared a then world-record 10th-wicket stand of 163 with Hughes.

Meanwhile, Tony Abbott, the Prime Minister, paid a further tribute to Hughes before Question Time in the Australian parliament.

"His death has so affected people because it happened in the midst of life at its most exuberant - he was 63 not out, on his way to a century and a return to the Test team," Abbott said. "Sport is supposed to engender pride, not grief. Above all we honour a young man who has left us too soon, but who filled every moment of his 26 years with 60 seconds worth of distance run."

Hughes' funeral will take place in his hometown of Macksville in New South Wales on Wednesday.