by cricketjeff on November 4, 2010. © Jeff Green, All rights reserved
Played to rather different rules.
When the last ball hits your wicket
You must leave this stage of fools,
But so long as you are batting
Keep your bat straight, eye on ball,
And the little bumps you’re patting
Do not change the pitch at all.
JohnWilfredTucker spotted this in a comment I made on one of my own poems and suggested it was worth posting separately, I re-read it and I think I agree with him, so here it is