The Ballad of the Balance of Weight Of Alastair Cook

There was a young farmboy from Essex

Who suffered from unbalanced kinetics

He came forward to drive

when the cherry arrived

A shot not great for aesthetics

So strong when playing from his hips

Those wrists made for mid-wicket whips

Yet made to look a darn chump

When the target is off stump

A maintainer of interest in the slips

Desperation this run of form be stopped,

A tweak of technique to adopt

Either defend or attack

Go forward or back

Anyone else and and he’d already be dropped!

An unlikely deficit to reprimand;

Gave a chance to make a “captain’s stand”

Chopped onto his wicket

Frustrating, is cricket

At home to Sri Lanka we’re getting panned

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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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