Tag Archives: Australia

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 1: In Which Australia Smell Blood

Test 902 – England v. Australia at Nottingham, June 18th-21st 1981 Australia won by 4 wickets The Ashes is a drama With as many acts as games, It makes heroes out of cricketers, And giants out of names. At Trent … Continue reading

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The Melbourne Scorn

Test 895 – Australia v. India – 3rd Test, February 7th-11th, 1981 India won by 59 runs. Everything under the Sun, Everything blazing at Melbourne, Australia, India, slogging it out, For cricket, for sport, for scorn. Gavaskar and Lillee could … Continue reading

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