Ballad of the Ashes Tour

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This poem I wrote in year 8 (during the late 1980's) after Australia reclaimed the Ashes (Cricket Trophy)and has only lost it once in the last 20 years. Just a side note to those who may be interested in cricket history, the first Australian team to tour England was in the late 1890's and was made entirely up of indigenous Aboriginals. They beat the English. And I'm sorry to say to all the Pom's out there but it has become a bit of a regular habit lately.

Submitted: December 17, 2007

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BALLAD OF THE ASHES TOUR
SUNG TO THE TUNE OF AMAZING GRACE
The Aussies came to Old England
To win the Ashes back.
Unlike the game of yesteryear
Of skills we had no lack.
 
When Lamb strode out upon the field
How like a sacrifice.
Although he swung a mighty bat
Aldermann bowled him in a trice.
 
The Aussie bowlers, they were skilled,
Aldermann, Lawson,Hughes.
The Pommie batsmen were near killed
When the ball was let loose.
 
In every bage there was one man
Who took every prize.
That Aldermann was the Man of the Match
It came as no surprise.
 
The English batsmen lacked all fire,
Thus suffered a batting collapse.
While dreams of a rebel tour
Led to a runs relapse.
 
Through Aussie skills the run-rate filled,
As the Pommies followed on.
They lost four games and tied two more.
Their losses weighed a tonne.
 
The Ashes tour was a great success
For our battling Aussie side.
They did their best, to win each Test,

And restored Australia’s cricketing pride.


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