Tag Archives: Ian Botham

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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Familiar Skies

Beneath familiar ashen skies, That gathered there to no surprise, To any halfway pre-trained eyes, Old Trafford played its part. It may have been in days of rain, As these two rivals drew again, This summer, entertainment reigned, And runs … Continue reading

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Bring Me Pringle

Bring me Pringle, With the ball, Bring me Botham, Bring him all, Here at Lord’s where we play, There should be some extra bounce, So you might get them out, And not have to bat tomorrow, That would help them, … Continue reading

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Test 920 – Botham and Dev

Ian Botham, as you know, can bat as well as bowl, Approaches those two differently, with freedom or control, Made 142 off 214, and ace from in the hole, As England posted 378, a decent looking goal. By contrast came, … Continue reading

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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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