Tag Archives: England

The Way They Played

Bit of a departure from ‘usual’ this time as I got struck by inspiration by a current test match, England’s win in Galle the other day. “It was the way they played,” said Jonathan Agnew, As if history rendered it … Continue reading

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Crumble

Crumble is what England did, After starting with intent, Against Australia’s quicks. Crumble is what the Brisbane field did, Meaning bowlers were caught out, And no-balls abundant. Crumble is what Kepler Wessels refused, Standing firm when he had to, And … Continue reading

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The Age Old Battle

I feel a lot of pressure about these poems when I’m coming up to an Ashes series, so that might explain the delay before this one. Hopefully not such a wait for the next It was always the way, which … 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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Frome and Yeovil

You feel it coming, see it coming, Know the little shuffle. By then the ball is in the air, You know that you’re in trouble. For Botham’s not a patient man, His arsenal is mixed, It might go flying past … Continue reading

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