Ashes Poetry - cricket

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David Fine, Ashes poet in residence in Australia 2006-7

England vs Australia.
Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne, Sydney 2006-2007

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Friday, December 01, 2006

Adelaide Day One - work in progress

At stumps 367 for seven, regardless of the toss they're just about to make

Walking on the other side of the river this morning brought first site of the Adelaide Oval:-

If you've not seen it for yourself
think Worcester New Road, the view
across the River Severn, Torrens,
sun catching the water in its safe hands,
cathedral behind, an inspiring
article of sporting faith,
then add some. Disneyland
which folk round here rate England
's chances between slim and Buckley's

We shall see, shan't we.

Freddie's just won the toss, and surprise, surprise, elected to bat.

O Captain Ricky Ponting

tune The Grand Old Duke f York (traditional)

O Captain Ricky Ponting
Went out and bought a box
To see eye-to-eye with Captain Freddie
When they strolled out to toss.

And when he was up, he was up,
And when he was down, he was down,
And when he was neither up nor down
With each toss he was still lost.