Category Archives: Cricketing Poetry

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 … Continue reading

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An Ode To Aaron Finch

Big Bosh League Booms Canary Yellow Call-up Looms Another half tracker lynched By the dumpy Aaron Finch To Southampton’s Bowl – no longer a Rose Fat boy Finch threw his weight Behind 156 blows Slammed over Long On Finchy showed up Dave Warner … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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James vs Dale

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, … Continue reading

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The First Ashes Warm-Up Match – Day Four Poem

Day One – it began, a cricketing Leviticus Dull to it’s core; a chore, a bore, an eye-sore, please Geoff – no more! Day Two – a progression, at it’s best serendipitous A grind condensed, my two cents: no ubermensch … Continue reading

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The First Ashes Warm-Up Match – Day Three Poem*

Day Three begun, with New Zealand stunned A flurry of wickets, England playing top cricket Yes – he’s got him, 5 up for Jim! Then England set about, putting the game out of doubt However Cook was caught and Compton … Continue reading

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The First Ashes Warm-Up Match – Day Two Poem

Joey Root, Johnny B, Came out to face The new cherry Block and leave Like the day before Not much to cheer, Maidens galore A quiet first hour Recovery perhaps? Then a leg side snaffle And an English collapse Two-three-two … Continue reading

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The First Ashes Warm-Up Match – Day One Poem

First dawn of the English Test summer, England ready to take on all-comers Raring to go Were Cook and Compo’ Yet their blocks made the Lords crowd so much glummer When Trott came in we were then torn Each dull … Continue reading

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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! … Continue reading

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The Poetry Of Waqar Younis

Originally posted on Ducking Beamers: A Cricket Blog:
From this (and inspired by this): Sometimes it is good not to know Too many things. When you see a fast bowler trying too many things It is not good for his future.…

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