Category Archives: India

Frome and Yeovil

You feel it coming, see it coming, Know the little shuffle. By then the ball is in the air, You know that you’re in trouble. For Botham’s not a patient man, His arsenal is mixed, It might go flying past … Continue reading

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Familiar Skies

Beneath familiar ashen skies, That gathered there to no surprise, To any halfway pre-trained eyes, Old Trafford played its part. It may have been in days of rain, As these two rivals drew again, This summer, entertainment reigned, And runs … Continue reading

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Bring Me Pringle

Bring me Pringle, With the ball, Bring me Botham, Bring him all, Here at Lord’s where we play, There should be some extra bounce, So you might get them out, And not have to bat tomorrow, That would help them, … Continue reading

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Test 920 – Botham and Dev

Ian Botham, as you know, can bat as well as bowl, Approaches those two differently, with freedom or control, Made 142 off 214, and ace from in the hole, As England posted 378, a decent looking goal. By contrast came, … Continue reading

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Test 918 – Viswanath and Sharma

Viswanath and Sharma, The second day, A flow of runs, a river of shots, Of guides, of dabs, of pushes, of flicks, All beautifully middled or flown off the wrist, And the total grows, as it does, Pulling India away, … Continue reading

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Test 916 – Drawing a Line Under Geoff

A new year brings a new start. Instead of the formal heading of test information at the top of the poem, everything will be in the header image, and just the poem in the text. I’ll see how that goes, … 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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