Category Archives: Poetry

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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Mohsin Is Etched

A score at Lord’s can make a career, Your name etched forever in gold, Mohsin was the honours board’s latest recruit, His story the latest it told. For Mohsin it was who took Pakistan up, With a mixture of stroke … Continue reading

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What They See

Its been a long break, I know, but I’ve been using my other blog, and focussing on contemporary county cricket amongst other things. Thought it was time to do some more here, though I’m making no promise of the rate. … Continue reading

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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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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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There Once Was A Match At Lahore

The teams had moved onto Lahore, And Pakistan opened the door, For Zaheer and Imran, Out went Rizwan uz Zaman, And they played twice as well as before. The first innings Imran took eight, Just Dias not taking his bait, … Continue reading

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You Cannot.

You cannot bowl there to Greg Chappell, To anywhere up near his hips, He’ll hook for four quick as lightning, Or smash by midwicket for six. You can’t bowl that full to Greg Chappell, Just keep it away from his … Continue reading

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