AS a big cricket fan, my thoughts are with the family of former Worcestershire batsman Phil Hughes, who suffered a terrible head injury this week.

Injuries do happen in sport and it’s never nice to see someone injured and it’s very sad when a promising sportsman like Phil suffers a freak injury.

Many times in rugby you can see a senior guy get injured and a young guy who comes in to fill his shoes and does an amazing job.

This seems a bit different — because it’s a life threatening injury and you never want to see an injury like that on a sports field.

I love cricket — cricket is my first sport and I love to get in the nets.

It’s a freak accident — Phil got hit on the back of the head by the ball despite wearing a helmet.

Cricketers are tough guys — they sleep 10 days a year in their own beds — and are mentally tough. Hopefully, Phil will be back on the field sooner rather than later.

I want to send Phil and all his friends at Worcestershire a message of support from the whole squad at Worcester Warriors We have had another good week at Sixways with the focus returning to the British and Irish Cup match at home to Moseley on Saturday.

A few of us have gone into the conditioning block and others are getting the opportunity to play in the first team.

During the warm-up, I will be collecting money for the ‘Movember’ charity and I will be in the stands with a bucket before sitting down to enjoy the match.

We don’t know what type of Moseley team will turn up with. It was a dogfight when Moseley came down to Sixways in the league and it was a more open match in the away fixture in the British and Irish Cup.

We have got a few guys coming back from injury like Jonathan Thomas and Chris Pennell and it will be good for them to get some minutes under their belt.

We have to win this game and do the same at Munster and we will be on the way to the quarter-finals.

Looking back at last week’s 32-29 win against Jersey in the Championship, a lot of credit needs to go to our forwards who scrummaged and mauled superbly in the first-half. It was a pity we could not take advantage of that in the second-half.

It was a good result and we collected five points. Sometimes you need to find a way to win when you’re not at your best.

Mat Gilbert was at the end of all our driving mauls and scored two tries. He is part of our self-appointed social group.