Phillip Hughes' career at Middlesex was short but sweet - a bit like his life.
The Australian international, who played for the Seaxes for six weeks at the start of the 2009 season, died on Thursday two days after being struck on a head by a bouncer.
The 25-year-old died from injuries suffered while batting for South Australia against New South Wales at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday.
Hughes, who was wearing a protective helmet, collapsed face first onto the pitch after being hit by a ball on the back, lower left side of his head from pace bowler Sean Abbott as he attempted a pull shot.
In a statement, Middlesex said "we are devastated on hearing the tragic news concerning the passing of Phillip Hughes.
"The thoughts and love of everyone at the Club goes out to Phil’s family and friends during this terrible time.
"Phil was a bright, talented and fun young man, who made a huge impression on the club during his brief stay here at Lord’s. Middlesex CCC is proud that he represented the club.
"Out of respect to Phil and his family, the club and its staff will be making no further public comment.
"Official club training has been cancelled for two days and the flags at Lord’s will fly at half-mast."
Hughes played just three county championship matches for Middlesex in his short spell - but he certainly made an impression after signing as cover for Murali Kartik
He scored three hundreds in those games at an average of 143.50 including putting on a 200-run partnership with former England captain Andrew Strauss against Leicestershire at Southgate.
Hughes also played all eight of Middlesex's Friends Provident Trophy and the first couple Twenty20 games with the season being rescheduled to accommodate the ICC World Twenty20 competition.