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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : February 11th 2009
www.innerwestweekly.com.au THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2009 PHONE 9018 3592 80c incl. GST Wests: the sport star factory BRAD EARL sports editor Phil Hughes will open for Australia in South Africa. Picture: RENEE NOWYTARGER FIRST Michael Clarke, now Phil Hughes. Western Suburbs Cricket Club is clearly doing something right. Hughes, of Mortlake, has followed in Clarke's footsteps as a prodigiously talented youngster to make a rapid rise from grade ranks with Wests to first-class cricket with NSW and, now, Australia. The 20-year-old has been selected for the Test series in South Africa over the next month, replacing recently retired opening batsman Matthew Hayden. Clarke, 27, was blooded in the Australian one-day side from the age of 21 before making his Test debut, aged 23, in October 2004. Both players were honoured at Australian cricket's awards night last week. Aussie vice-captain Clarke shared the Allan Border Medal with his skipper Ricky Ponting and was also named Test Player of the Year, while Hughes won the Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year award. Neil D'costa, Clarke's coach and mentor at Pratten Park, wrote a plan for Hughes to bring the then 17-year-old from his NSW north coast hometown of Macksville to Western Suburbs. The club gave him the Michael Clarke Scholarship. To ward off rival clubs that had been chasing Hughes, D'costa got him to play one game in second grade at the end of the 2005-06 season. He scored 141 not out, started the next season in first grade and never looked back. Hughes finished his HSC at Homebush Boys High School which, D'costa says, is a big feeder school to Western Suburbs. After initially living with his Wests and Australian under-19 teammate Matthew Day, Hughes was joined at the club by his brother Jason, who has worked his way through the grades to crack first grade this season. D'costa is Western Suburbs' high-performance coach, having previously been their club coach. ''Basically, I work with all our players who play rep cricket, right down to juniors,'' he said. And the production line hasn't finished yet. ''I've got some more coming, don't worry about that,'' he laughed. Some pictures for illustration only. Not all stock at all stores. Savings are off manufacturer's RRP. **We reserve the right to reject any price we deem to be unreasonable or false. *All cashback & bonuses by redemption only. BEST PRICE POLICY! Bring in any competitor's price & we'll beat it!!** SUMMER HILL CNR PARRAMATTA RD & DOVER ST 9799 9555 WE'LL GIVE YOU THE BEST DEALS IN SYDNEY!! DEAL ENDS ON SUNDAY $499 HOT PRICE HD TUNER 19" HD LCD TV BUILT IN DVD SAVE $199OFF RRP 10.MP DIGITAL CAMERA $498 SAVE $102 OFF RRP REVERSE CYCLE AIR CONDITIONERS AVAILABLE IN 1HP, 1.5HP & 2.5HP 5 YEARS WARRANTY GREAT DEAL! BACK IN STOCK!! DIGITAL CORDLESS PHONE $89 HOT DEAL PRICES TOO HOT TO PRINT!!
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