Cricket verse

The return of Kevin Pietersen

A short verse celebrating the return to form of England batsman Kevin Pietersen who scored his first one day hundred since 2008 in a ODI against Pakistan yesterday.

Basil D’Oliveira

A short verse marking the death of Worcestershire’s Basil D’Oliveira, whose cricketing deeds had a wider beneficial impact in the land of his birth.

The Salman Butt spot fixing trial

A short verse reflecting on the jury’s 10-2 guilty verdict in Pakistan cricket captain Salman Butt’s trial for conspiracy to obtain and accept corrupt payments


About this site likes to mark significant moments in public life with a short verse - usually in Clerihew form. We've tightened our poetic belt and cut everything right back to the bare essentials. Every verse on this site takes up fewer than 140 characters, so feel free to tweet them to your friends.

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