ON PASSING A VILLAGE CRICKET CLUB AT DUSK ONE LATE NOVEMBER AFTERNOON

Now the cricket season’s over,
And the football’s on our tellies,
And with outfield’s under water
Any fielders, they’d need wellies
So there’ll be no pitch inspections
No the umpires won’t be seen
Cos light meters they’re not needed
When it’s dark by four fifteen

The weather’s too inclement now
For games played dressed in white
And players playing in the snow
They’d simply fade from sight
And cricket grounds that do not have,
For covers, enough riches
Will face, come spring, what Boycott loves,
Those tough uncovered pitches

When Christmas comes the days are short
And temperatures grow colder
But I’ve decided that this year
With Santa I’ll be bolder
So when on Christmas Eve he asks
What gift I’d most adore
I’ll answer him politely ‘Please…
…just scrap the sixteen-four!’

[The photo above is of Plush Cricket Club in Dorset]


Other cricket related posts, starting with ill advised attempts at poetry!

To read ‘How the Grinch Stole from County Cricket – or at least tried to’, click here

To read ‘How Covid-19 stole the the cricket season’, click here

To read ‘A Song for Brian’, click here

To read ‘I’ve got a little CRICKET list’, click here

To read ‘At Season’s End’ click here

To read ‘A Day at the Cricket’, click here

To read ‘Scooby Doo and the Mystery of the Deseted Cricket Ground’, click here

To read ‘Brian and Stumpy visit The Repair Shop’, click here

To read ‘A Tale of Two Tons’, click here

To read ‘A Somerset Cricket Players Emporium’, click here

To read ‘The Great Cricket Sell Off?‘, click here

To read ‘A Cricket Taunt’, click here

To read ‘Frodo and the Format of Power’, click here

To read ‘A Cricket Tea Kind of a Day’, click here

To read ‘Life in the slow lane’, click here

To read ‘If Only’, click here

To read ‘Eve of the RLODC limericks’ click here

To read ‘It’s coming home…’, click here

To read ‘A Song for Ben Green’, click here

To read ‘Enough Said…’, the last section of which is cricket related, click here

A Jack Leach Trilogy:

To read ‘For when we can’t see why’, click here

To read ‘WWJD – What would Jack Do?’, click here

To read ‘On Playing a Blinder’, click here

To read ‘Coping with Disappointment’, click here

And to finish – a couple with a theological flavour

To read ‘Somerset CCC – Good for the soul’, click here

To read ‘Longing for the pavilion whilst enjoying a good innings’, click here

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