January 20, 2004 by

David Hookes

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dhookes.jpgDavid William Hookes, the former Australian Test cricketer and Victoria state coach, died on Jan. 19 from major head injuries he sustained during an assault. He was 48.
Police said Hookes had just finished celebrating the Bushrangers’ ING Cup win over South Australia at the Beaconsfield Hotel in St. Kilda on Jan. 18 when he was attacked. Paramedics performed CPR at the scene before rushing him to the hospital, but he never regained consciousness. Zdravco Micevic, a 21-year-old bouncer, was charged with assaulting Hookes and released on conditional bail.
A popular figure in the cricket world, “Hookesy” made his international debut in the 1977 Melbourne Centenary Test. The left-hand batter became a star attraction on the World Series Cricket circuit as a fast scoring batsman who played 23 Tests between 1977 and 1986, scoring 1,306 runs at 34.36 and playing 39 one-day Internationals for 826 runs. He left the sport in 1992 after suffering several injuries, then became an outspoken TV and radio commentator and the coach of Victoria state.
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11 Responses to David Hookes

  1. Richard

    Hookes was a smartass who could never keep his mouth shut. Rumour has it that his wife left him a week before his death, but now because of the publicity she back acting as the sad wife.

  2. kylie and kayla

    even no we didnt no david hookes it is very sad to hear about his death! we think he was a legend of criket. R.I.P David Hookes and there is heaps of people out the who LOVE YOU!!!!

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