Category Archives: Australia

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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Records to Break

Test 913 – Australia v. Pakistan 3rd Test at Melbourne, December 11th-15th, 1981 Records to break in Melbourne, With Lillee closing in, He needs another five wickets, When Pakistan begin. He doesn’t get a single one, Bruce Yardley takes the … 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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Act 5: In Which The Light Shines Brightly.

Test 907: England v Australia at Manchester, Aug 13th-17th 1981 England won by 103 runs Crushed. Shattered. The cracks now splits, Weakness apparent, Division now riven, Australia down. Tormentor in chief Botham Has just one more card to play. And … Continue reading

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Act 4: In Which The Full Height of Heroism Is Revealed

Test 906 – England v. Australia, 4th Test, July 30-Aug 2 1981 England won by 29 runs They came to Leeds with desperate hope, The left Leeds in elation, A hero risen, decked in white, To represent the nation. In … Continue reading

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