ALL Newcastle cricket will go ahead as planned over the weekend.
The Newcastle District Cricket Association, Newcastle City and Suburban and Newcastle Junior Cricket Association discussed the prospect of suspending play as a mark of respect for fallen Test batsman Phillip Hughes, who died on Thursday after being stuck in the head by a bouncer from Sean Abbott.
On Thursday night Sydney grade cricket made the decision to suspend their games.
Cricket NSW left the decision on whether to play or not with their various zones.
A minute’s silence will be held before all games and black arm bands will be worn by Newcastle cricketers.
Juniors have also been encouraged to be creative remembering Hughes’ contribution to cricket, by writing in zinc his Test number, 408, on their faces.
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