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Same Again?

Test cricket thrives on many things, We saw few here in Lahore, No thrilling finish here for us, Just ever-growing scores, No raucous crowd to cheer them on, To all their batting feats, With ticket prices way too high, For … Continue reading

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Too Many, Too Much

Too many, too much, and not enough, But a stoic, fighting innings, England will take some heart from this, Despite Australia winning. Too many, too much, but never hooked, A newly watchful Gower, Hauling his side back in from three, … Continue reading

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They Will Talk Of Kepler Wessels

I can only apologise that I’ve covered this test twice. It had been simmering in me for a while. They will talk of Kepler Wessels in this town for years to come,That brutal, bronzed Adonis boy,Who stepped up fast at … Continue reading

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Too Late

I’ve been missing cricket recently, the build up to the English season is slow, but the sunny weather is rather missing something, so here’s a little one on the ODI yesterday – finished at a little gone eleven after the … Continue reading

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Hard to See

They are not feared as once they were,Their names no longer known worldwide,While those that were are held on high,Regarded like another side. A height to which they can’t aspire,With franchise cricket now alive,Devouring those who bowl some spin,And swallowing … Continue reading

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The Way They Played

Bit of a departure from ‘usual’ this time as I got struck by inspiration by a current test match, England’s win in Galle the other day. “It was the way they played,” said Jonathan Agnew, As if history rendered it … Continue reading

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Crumble

Crumble is what England did, After starting with intent, Against Australia‚Äôs quicks. Crumble is what the Brisbane field did, Meaning bowlers were caught out, And no-balls abundant. Crumble is what Kepler Wessels refused, Standing firm when he had to, And … Continue reading

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