Tag Archives: England

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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In Bloom

Test 902 – West Indies v. England at Kingston, April 10th-15th, 1981 Match Drawn This could be the tale of Graham Gooch, And his stiff upper lip, His refusal to bow down to Colin Croft, And stubborn English grit. It … Continue reading

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A Semblance of Pride

Test 901 – West Indies v. England at St Johns – March 27th-April 1st 1981 Match Drawn Its Clive Lloyd as captain, And Clive Lloyd as batsman, And Clive Lloyd as thorn in the side, Its England improving, Its England … Continue reading

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