Tag Archives: England

They Will Talk Of Kepler Wessels

I can only apologise that I’ve covered this test twice. It had been simmering in me for a while. They will talk of Kepler Wessels in this town for years to come,That brutal, bronzed Adonis boy,Who stepped up fast at … Continue reading

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Too Late

I’ve been missing cricket recently, the build up to the English season is slow, but the sunny weather is rather missing something, so here’s a little one on the ODI yesterday – finished at a little gone eleven after the … Continue reading

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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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