The outpouring of grief and shock over the death of Australia batsman Phillip Hughes spanned the globe, as cricketers from all the Test-playing nations took to the internet to send their condolences.
Twitter reacted instantly, and in a prolonged way, with players and pundits around the world waking up to the news. There was also support for Abbott, especially from current and former fast bowlers.
Yorkshire ended their 13-year wait for a County Championship title, last winning it in 2001, as they beat Nottinghamshire by more than an innings on Friday, thus securing the title, despite some sour notes.
Cricketers - vast, varied, current and former - reacted to Saeed Ajmal's bowling ban.
South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis retired from all international cricket on Wednesday, ending his dreams of playing in the ODI World Cup next year, and Twitter was suitably grateful for his services.