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

A poem can express innermost emotions after the loss of a loved one or friend.
My poetry is written to be gently uplifting and evocative, reminding the reader or listeners of the loved one or friend’s joy of cricket as a professional or hobby.
My poems have been very well received at both church and crematorium services, adding a very personal accolade.

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 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.

FREE delivery within the UK via Royal Mail 1st Class.

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If this poem is read at a funeral service, please credit Poppyland Poet in the Order of Service.

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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
  avid cricket fans travelling from worldwide.

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

The distinctive sound of the ball being hit cleanly over the
boundary line, adding six to the 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 wide curving ball into a sideways Pull,
the cricketing tradition of displaying the national colours of 
scarlet and black on a peaked cap made of wool.

The cricket bat has evolved from a hockey stick to a  
rectangular flat fronted blade made of white willow,
the players waiting to see if the bowling umpire calls “Time” 
as stormy rain clouds overhead begin 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 an artist, 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 crystal Ashes Trophy aloft at the end of a close 
thrilling match, a matter of national pride.

Whether playing or watching village, county or international level, 
this compelling sport you loved so dear,
whenever I see a local match or hear a radio cricket commentary,
this brings you ever closer, brings you ever near.