Austen Hughes OAM, the Patron of Northern Districts Cricket Club, has died at the age of 90. 

Mr Hughes was President of the Northern Districts club between 1971 and 2002.  In a long and distinguished career in cricket administration, he often acted as manager of the NSW Sheffield Shield team on tour, and he was elected a Life Member of the NSWCA in 1984.  He was known to many Sydney University players through his involvement with the Australian Old Collegians Club, for which he often managed overseas tours.

Sydney University CC extends its condolences to the Northern Districts club and the Hughes family.