Test One Day One – Poem One

A debut for Agar

A chance for Finn

A batting paradise!

A great toss to win!

Captain Cook and young Root

Bats and pads

Striding out from the pavilion

Our proud English Lads!

Patto one end

Starc the other

Cook edged behind

Root looked in no bother

Siddle the workhorse

Bowled his usual dross

Yet with terrible shots

English wickets were cost

Two hundred and fifteen

A suitable first day’s rebuff

A sub-par score

It didn’t look enough.

An injury to Broad

Finn with the new ball

Boom! Two in two

Watto and Cowan fall

Captain Clarke in

Not for long!

Jimmy the Jaffer

Off stump singing a song

Rogers leg-before

Could the decision have been meaner?

Surely heading down leg?!!

Unless your name’s Dharmasena…


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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6 Responses to Test One Day One – Poem One

  1. Slayer Muser says:

    Ha ha, great! Lovely concl.

    Poem a day?

    • I tried doing that during the England – NZ series but it was just such a dull series that I gave up. I’ll try but probably get to Day 4 and just not be bothered…I prefer it to simply writing what everyone else writes, but worse. Serious reviews aren’t my forté, dim predictions, poor poetry and bored musings hopefully are!

  2. Slayer Muser says:

    Could be over by Day 4! …

    “tried” is the key word. If it feels forced, leave it. I sense you “felt” this one; enjoyed writing it; and out it came, effortlessly. In any event, I wouldn’t waste much or any musing on Eng-NZ.

    Don’t be so self-deprecating! This is great. Looking forward to Day / Poem Two.

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