19 December 2013

Third Test

You’d find the heroes here I’d say, not be 
borne aloft by herdish histrionics of dork 
prejudice; while left an ‘impossible’ chase 
on a cracked wicket with even less space 
you’d imagine possible to play any shots 
in confidence - the Brits just got on with it. 
WACA’s a reputation few’d suggest be 
taken lightly on any 5th day 

Two tests down and the third all but won - 
except for a pommie tail-end who hadn’t 
heard they were done & dusted - & thus 
display amazing grit and patience, aided 
by bowling failing to contain their flair - if 
it’s a way of bared dedication, & Stokes’ 

maiden test century, a spectacle making 
a day to remember; we couldn’t rub any 
Brits noses in ashes of how they played
a game our bad mannered commentary 
team (dyslectic to a man) had boasted 
and declared we’d won yesterday 
© 17 December 2013, I. D. Carswell 

England, 6/332 at lunch, target 504, 
with two sessions to play - were all 
out for 353. Australia regains The Ashes