Tag Archives: Dennis Lillee

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 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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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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Chappell Compiles

Test 893 – Australia v. India at Sydney, Jan 2nd-4th 1981 Australia won by an innings and four runs A first taste of India, And Chappell likes the flavour, He takes the visitors to task in Sydney, He answers every … Continue reading

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New Zealand Marshed

Test 889 – Australia v. New Zealand at Perth, December 12th-14th, 1980 Australia won by 8 wickets. Australia in New Zealand in tests, Is often a crushing of second best, At Perth it was the same as the rest, Australia … Continue reading

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Brisbane Raw

Test 887 – 1st Test – Australia v. New Zealand in Brisbane, November 28th-30th, 1980 Australia won by 10 wickets. Three days in Brisbane, And three was too much, With throwaway wickets, And stars out of touch. New Zealand gave … Continue reading

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In Need Of Flight.

Test Match 872 – 3rd Test – Australia v. England at Melbourne, 1st-6th February 1980. Australia won by 8 wickets. One hundred and seventy runs now scored, With just one wicket on the board, How English spirits must have soared, … Continue reading

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