Category Archives: 1981

Dennis Lillee on Boxing Day

Test 915 – Australia v. West Indies at Melbourne, December 26-30th, 1981. Australia win by 58 runs. “Lillee! Lillee! Lillee! Kill! Kill! Kill!” Give Dennis a lively Melbourne track, And Lillee bloody will. He’ll take down that Viv Richards, He’ll … Continue reading

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The Wasting

Test 914 – India v. England at Delhi, December 23rd-28th 1981 To play cricket, to play for one’s country, The dreams they held as boys, When bat and ball took precedence, Above all other toys. And then to reach the … Continue reading

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708 Minutes

Test 912 – India v. England Second Test at Bengaluru, December 9th-14th 1981 Gavaskar bats and bats and bats, The men around support, Gavaskar bats and bats and bats, A master at his sport, Gavaskar bats and bats and bats, … Continue reading

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From Grasp

Test 911 – India v England First Test at Mumbai, November 27th-December 1st 1981 To hold it fast, to let it go, to feel it ebb away, Was England’s lot straight after lunch, on Day 2 at Bombay. India had … Continue reading

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Greg Chappell Is A Monster

Test 910 – Australia v. Pakistan at Brisbane, November 27th-December 1st 1981. Australia won by 10 wickets. Greg Chappell is a monster, Greg Chappell is a man, Greg Chappell is a batsman And the scourge of Pakistan. He scored a … Continue reading

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Brawling And Balling

Test 909: Australia v. Pakistan at Perth, November 13th-17th 1981 Australia won by 286 runs. You wouldn’t mess with Javed, And you wouldn’t mess with Lillee, But they messed with one another, And it all looked rather silly. Dennis brought … Continue reading

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Act 6: In Which The Sun Always Shines

Test 908: England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 27th-Sep 1st 1981. Match Drawn The sun always shines at the Oval,And The summer in golden repose, The evening still light, and the days are still bright, As expectation grows. The … Continue reading

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