December 31, 2008

Cricket Wars

Cricket wars are so sweet
Amply demonstrated by Australia’s retreat
It should have happened earlier
When Steven played his last
It should have happened earlier
When Ricky replayed his past
How he gambled away the game
How he gambled away, shame, shame

Still cricket wars are so sweet
With a sense of history
With a sense of good and bad
With a sense of us and them
Unlikely heroes, tragic comics
Ol’ Major Matthew, over the hill
Holding on to his rifle
Like some life saving yellow pill
Everybody told him he was done
Yet he craved one last hurrah
Out there in the sun
In the sun, in the sun

Cricket wars are so sweet
It takes more than Dutch courage
It takes more than a breakfast full of porridge
It takes more than 2 MM pistols called Michaels
It takes more than 1 spent bullet called Brett
It takes more than a backfire called Andrew
It takes more than an unknown soldier called Simon
It takes more than a one man army called Mitchell
It takes more than a corporal called Ricky
It takes more than a betrayal to win.

Did you know - when Ricky punishes his troops it’s called corporal punishment


(performed by Nina Simone, ideally)

Not bored by SAF-Oz yet?
South Africa: between then and now and the whipping post

14 comments:

utp said...

how he gambled away, shame shame? heheh...

Ottayan said...

NC,

As usual a good post.

Wishing you and your family a happy new year.

Kinka said...

Wish you a Very Happy and healthy New Year

Soulberry said...

Still cricket wars are so sweet
With a sense of history
With a sense of good and bad
With a sense of us and them
Unlikely heroes, tragic comics


I wish I could turn it like you Gaurav - Happy new year.

sraghuna said...

A very Happy New One to y'all & as for PRicky my fave bete noir ...
'Pricky, you're such a cussed talker,
Your replies to all controversy come a cropper,
It's true that you gambled,
But your eggs were quiet scrambled,
And they made mincemeat out of your poor porker.'

Naked Cricket said...

Happy New Year utp, cheers!

Naked Cricket said...

Happy New Year to the Ottayans! Cheers!

Naked Cricket said...

Happy New Year to you Kinka, cheers!

Naked Cricket said...

SB, but then who'll turn it like you? Happy New Year!

Naked Cricket said...

Bravo sraghuna! Happy New Year, cheers!

Straight Point said...
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Straight Point said...

i rate this 'G'reat...

happy new year to you and your dear ones...

Naked Cricket said...

Cheers SP! To you and your gang, Happy New Year!

Som said...

Crickets wars are really sweet. In fact I don't need desserts since SA won the series in Australia.
Happy New Year.