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An 8 verse poem is available at the foot of the page.

A poem can be a thoughtful gift for a birthday, anniversary, retirement or thank you for a loved one or friend.
My poetry is written to be uplifting and evocative, reminding the reader or listeners of the joys of cricket.
My poems have been very well received by readers of all ages and backgrounds. 

DIGITAL DOWNLOAD Please remember to check your spam/junk folder. The email will be sent as a PDF file. The 8 verse poem will be sent as 2 A4 pages unless an A3 format is requested.

CARD – Printed on 240 gsm high quality PLAIN linen textured white or ivory, A4 or A3 card. The poem is placed in a protective cellophane wrapper and posted flat in a cardboard backed envelope (A4) or rolled in a tube (A3).

PAPER SCROLL & PRESENTATION BOX – Printed on 100 gsm high quality lightly textured ivory matte A4 paper, tied with navy ribbon in an ivory card presentation box. The 8 verse poem will be printed on 2 sheets of A4 paper.                   

 Poems can be personalised with the names, dates and words of your choosing, up to a maximum of 50 characters (including spaces). A contact form displays after payment (about 10 seconds) for your choice as to personalised or unpersonalised. 

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Digital Download – 5 verses £13.95
Digital Download – 8 verses £16.95
White A4 print – 5 verses  £17.95
Ivory A4 Print – 5 verses  £17.95
White A3 Print – 8 verses  £20.95
Ivory A3 Print – 8 verses  £20.95
A4 Paper Scroll & Presentation Box – 5 verses £21.95
A4 Paper Scroll & Presentation Box – 8 verses £23.95

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There are five day test matches List A and Twenty20 games
 with a limited number of overs for each side,
one day internationals and county games at The Oval,
 attract enthusiastic cricket fans travelling from worldwide.

There are two main types of bowling, high speed seamers with a
long run up and the slower shorter distance spin,
  the captain taking time between overs, contemplating defensive
strategies to help ensure that the team win.

The distinctive sound of the ball being hit cleanly over the white
 boundary line, adding six to the current score,
a deep fielder stepping backwards, attempting to catch 
 the seamed red leather ball with a cork core.

An away team’s batsman turning sideways to try to deflect a
curving ball by hitting a sideways Pull,
  the cricketing tradition of displaying the national colours of 
scarlet and black on a peaked cap made of wool.

The cricketing great, W G Grace played using a new style of bat,
a flat fronted blade made of sculpted willow,
the players waiting to see if the bowling umpire calls “Time” as 
droplets of rain fall from clouds just beginning to billow.

Playing on a rolled emerald green pitch on a summer’s afternoon,
opposing village teams dressed in traditional white,
for over four centuries cricket has been played, captured by many
artists, the scene a quintessential English sight.

Standing at the crease, the ball bouncing awkwardly, looking
 at the umpire’s arm position to see if it was wide,
holding the distinctive crystal Ashes Trophy aloft at the end of
 a close exciting match, a matter of national pride.

Enjoying watching the leisurely rhythm of a local match from the 
village pavilion, at a match played in early May,
nothing beats playing in a friendly challenging game on a pristine
pitch, on a quintessential warm bright summer’s day.