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…


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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