Tag Archives: Australia

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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Richard Hadlee Interloped

I wanted to make this one a little jarring – went with three lines per stanza that always feel like they should have a fourth. They don’t. As Edgar bats for chanceless hours, The Aussie bowlers lose their power, And … Continue reading

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Wet Green Basin

New Zealand’s grounds are beautiful, We’re told time and again, They’re set in hills, and often look, The nicest in the game. The country itself is lush and green, And like all who make that claim, The greenness may be … Continue reading

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Test 917 – Yardley’s Seven

179 for three and Gomes and Lloyd both set, Then nobody is banking on Bruce Yardley quite yet. He gets Gomes, Lloyd, Murray, Holding, Clarking, Dujon and Garner, All out for only two five five, West Indies had no armour. … Continue reading

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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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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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