Is it Cricket?

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Is it really Cricket when the players don’t wear white?

When the batsman hits the ball so hard, the fielders get a fright.

Is it really Cricket when the stumps are all mismatched?

The bail’s been fixed with gaffer tape, the ends aren’t quite attached.

Is it really Cricket when the batsman’s never out?

When the fielders make a fantastic catch and he starts to scream and shout.

Is it really Cricket if no-one ever mows the crease?

And the majority of the outward field is home to flocks of geese.

Is it really Cricket if it’s in the local park?

And the grumpy park attendant turns off the field lights after dark.

Is it really Cricket when the parks all disappear?

When local councils sell the land to attract more business here.

Is it really Cricket when our kids can’t play outside?

When we didn’t do much to encourage them,

Can we really say we tried?

Our public land is shrinking,  but there is something we can do.

We can help to save it,

It’s down to me and you.

 

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Ben says:

    Love it! Been dabbling with some cricket poetry myself lately. Must be the time of year 🙂

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    1. It’s not something I normally think about but it just popped in my head about how we used to play cricket when I was a kid,

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