Tag Archives: Cricket Poetry

You’ve Got To…

I’m not sure how well it works all the way through, but the plan was to put this to the rhythm of the verses of Hope by R.E.M. You want to blame the players, but you have to blame the … Continue reading

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Qadir and the Hero’s Turn

The very name ‘Faisalabad’ must be whispered in certain shores, Lest hearing it brings memories back, of monstrous Pakistan scores, Lest hearing it brings memories back and haunts poor Peter Sleep, Who will count Zaheer Abbas runs, instead of counting … Continue reading

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Unlikely Twins?

Qadir and Imran, though not obvious twins, Caused Australian’s bats to see stars, As a test that begun with both teams looking strong, Descended to something like farce. Imran’s well established, his bowling top drawer, While Qadir took his time … Continue reading

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So Many Drawn

Betwixt one day internationals, Squeezed a first test on Indian soil, Sri Lanka showed something the best of themselves, But the match never came to the boil. There was runs scored, as ever in India so, Mendis’ hundred a feat … Continue reading

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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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