Category Archives: Poetry

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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And Breathe

Test 905. England v. Australia at Leeds, 16th-21st July 1981. England won by 18 runs. 500/1 on the Saturday, England were down and were out. They were following on, and the Ashes were gone, To the bookies there was little … Continue reading

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Act 2: In Which England Lose A Captain and Draw A Game

Test 904 – England v. Australia at Lord’s, July 2nd-7th, 1981 Match Drawn “Botham must go,” howled the red top press, And go he did, for a duck. ‘Botham must go’ went the mood of the crowd, Down on form … Continue reading

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