Category Archives: 1982

Crumble

Crumble is what England did, After starting with intent, Against Australia’s 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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The Age Old Battle

I feel a lot of pressure about these poems when I’m coming up to an Ashes series, so that might explain the delay before this one. Hopefully not such a wait for the next It was always the way, which … Continue reading

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You’ve Got To…

I’m not sure how well it works all the way through, but the plan was to put this to the rhythm of the verses of Hope by R.E.M. You want to blame the players, but you have to blame the … Continue reading

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Qadir and the Hero’s Turn

The very name ‘Faisalabad’ must be whispered in certain shores, Lest hearing it brings memories back, of monstrous Pakistan scores, Lest hearing it brings memories back and haunts poor Peter Sleep, Who will count Zaheer Abbas runs, instead of counting … Continue reading

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Unlikely Twins?

Qadir and Imran, though not obvious twins, Caused Australian’s bats to see stars, As a test that begun with both teams looking strong, Descended to something like farce. Imran’s well established, his bowling top drawer, While Qadir took his time … Continue reading

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So Many Drawn

Betwixt one day internationals, Squeezed a first test on Indian soil, Sri Lanka showed something the best of themselves, But the match never came to the boil. There was runs scored, as ever in India so, Mendis’ hundred a feat … Continue reading

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Imran Is The Tide

The waves rushed onto the beach, The tide came, then ebbed away, It rattled the stones on its recess, And ‘Imran Khan’ it seemed to say. ‘Imran Khan’ as the water seeped, Into every grain of England’s play, ‘Imran Khan’ … Continue reading

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