James vs Dale, Jonah vs the Whale
Which one is the zenith; cricket’s alpha male?
Swallowing men whole, like fish with no tail
New ball taken with batsmen to derail
Wickets coming aplenty, the economies of scale
Those things that swing, the swing of things
That awkward length from which the cherry springs
Jimmy’s control, Dale’s sharpest of stings
A tug and a tweak of the batman’s strings
The umpire’s raised finger, both feeling like kings
So which one is better, something over which to pore.
Who takes more wickets, off whom’s it harder to score?
Who’ll win in the end, we need a metaphor!
Like Achilles or Hector ; He-Man or Skelator?
My balls nailed to no mast, I’ll call it a draw
(…I really mean Steyn; soz Jimmy)