Watto Farce – A Tribute Poem

Tanned, muscular,
A fine blonde mane
An Australian by birth,
An Australian name
Spooked by spirits
On his very first tour
Watto broke down
injuries galore
The worst was feared
a heart attack?
’twas just food poisoning
a dodgy kebab!
He stopped with his weights
and also his beer
Watto became match-fit
for Australia.

That baggy green topper
a regular at last!
161* at the G
England put to the task
The signs were good
Watto’s promise met?
But too many fifties
getting out when well set
Not enough wickets
to be picked as a bowler
no consistency with willow
was Watto bi-polar?

Australia’s demise
retirements of greats!
Watto vice-captain
Australia in dire straits
A simple homework task
from coach Mickey Arthur
too much for our Watto
shortly a father
Sent home from the tour
another new low
Like Watto’s career
there’s not much to show…

WATTO

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About wrongunatlongon

I'll muse on various subjects, mainly involving willow, leather and grass. My natural instincts is to heap as many compound adjectives as I can to sporting natterings. If you like, then feel free to link :)
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