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Newz Forum: OTHER: Australian Cricketer Dies

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posted on Jan, 19 2004 @ 03:35 PM
Australian cricket was in mourning after the death of a former test cricketer.David Hookes died as a result of head injuries he sustained in a incident outside a Melbourne pub.

It is being reported that he suffered a blow to the head outside the Beaconsfield Hotel in St Kilda by a bouncer,when paramedics arrived at the scene they pronounced him clinically dead,he was given CPR and admitted to hospital in a coma where he was put on a life support machine.Early in the day, while Hookes remained alive - albeit courtesy of the life support machine - a 21-year-old man, Zdravco Micevic, was charged with one count of assault.

Hookes made his Test debut in the 1977 Centenary Test against England, famously scoring five boundaries off one Tony Greig over en route to making 56. He went on to play 23 matches between 1977 and 1985. An attacking left-hander, Hookes made 1,306 Test runs, including a top score of 143 not out, at an average of 34.36.Hookes, who also played 39 one-day internationals for Australia, entered the record books in 1982 with a century for South Australia against Victoria made off just 34 deliveries.

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