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Same Again?

Test cricket thrives on many things, We saw few here in Lahore, No thrilling finish here for us, Just ever-growing scores, No raucous crowd to cheer them on, To all their batting feats, With ticket prices way too high, For … Continue reading

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Too Many, Too Much

Too many, too much, and not enough, But a stoic, fighting innings, England will take some heart from this, Despite Australia winning. Too many, too much, but never hooked, A newly watchful Gower, Hauling his side back in from three, … Continue reading

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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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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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You’ve Got To…

I’m not sure how well it works all the way through, but the plan was to put this to the rhythm of the verses of Hope by R.E.M. You want to blame the players, but you have to blame the … Continue reading

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