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Cricket, A Sport in Verse

William Wordsworth

Cricket. A Sport In Verse. As the Sun lengthens its days to Summer so a sport begins to dominate the thoughts and actions of many people. This game so encapsulated of village greens, of evening song, of Middle England is now spread far across the world. From the marathon of a 5 day test to the razzle dazzle excitement of 20 Twenty it captures many things; the comforting sound of willow on leather, the slow raised hand of an umpire, the arcane rules and frequent breaks for tea and other necessities sill conjure up the image of a bygone world even though its own is now global TV, night matches and Hawk Eye cameras. In this volume poets throughout the ages share the agony, the ecstasy and share the pleasure of being part of something very different, very special. These poems are read for you by Tim Graham, Richard Mitchley and Ghizela Rowe. Our poems are- Cricket – A Sport In Verse; Cricket At Harrow - Lord Byron; Dedicated To The Famous Notts & Surrey Elevens - Albert Craig; Dad On The Test - CJ Dennis; Cricket - JS Fletcher; Extract from A Shopshire Lad - AE Houseman; Sonnet - William Wordsworth; Ballade Of Cricket - A Lang; Choosing An All England XI In 1896 – Anonymous; The Old Stumper Recites A Piece Of His Own Composing - JS Fletcher; Around The Level Dale - William Perfect; Beirut Wedding Poem - Tim Graham; Lines On A Cricket Match - GK Chesterton; At Lords - F Thompson; Cricket - Herbert E Clarke; Mantra Of The Beast - Tim Graham; A Sixer - GF Wilson; The Vital Question - FAJ Godfrey; That Red Leather Ball - Daniel Sheehan; The Innings - RW Raper; A Cricket Bowler - E C Lefroy; The Church Cricketent - Norman Gale; The Stout Cricketer - R Whieldon Baddeley; The Cricket Club Of Red Nose Flat - J Hickory Wood; The Cricket Match - AM Robertson; The Day Before The Weald - Tim Graham; If Every - EV Lucas; Rhyme O'Bat O My Syk-Em - Francis Thompson; Arma Virumque - Alfred Cochrane; XI Un-Shackled Melodies - Tim Graham; The Deserted Parks - Lewis Carroll; Vitai Lampada - Henry Newbolt; Two Extracts From The Princess

Cricket. A Sport In Verse. As the Sun lengthens its days to Summer so a sport begins to dominate the thoughts and actions of many people. This game so encapsulated of village greens, of evening song, of Middle England is now spread far across the world. From the marathon of a 5 day test to the razzle dazzle excitement of 20 Twenty it captures many things; the comforting sound of willow on leather, the slow raised hand of an umpire, the arcane rules and frequent breaks for tea and other necessities sill conjure up the image of a bygone world even though its own is now global TV, night matches and Hawk Eye cameras. In this volume poets throughout the ages share the agony, the ecstasy and share the pleasure of being part of something very different, very special. These poems are read for you by Tim Graham, Richard Mitchley and Ghizela Rowe. Our poems are- Cricket – A Sport In Verse; Cricket At Harrow - Lord Byron; Dedicated To The Famous Notts & Surrey Elevens - Albert Craig; Dad On The Test - CJ Dennis; Cricket - JS Fletcher; Extract from A Shopshire Lad - AE Houseman; Sonnet - William Wordsworth; Ballade Of Cricket - A Lang; Choosing An All England XI In 1896 – Anonymous; The Old Stumper Recites A Piece Of His Own Composing - JS Fletcher; Around The Level Dale - William Perfect; Beirut Wedding Poem - Tim Graham; Lines On A Cricket Match - GK Chesterton; At Lords - F Thompson; Cricket - Herbert E Clarke; Mantra Of The Beast - Tim Graham; A Sixer - GF Wilson; The Vital Question - FAJ Godfrey; That Red Leather Ball - Daniel Sheehan; The Innings - RW Raper; A Cricket Bowler - E C Lefroy; The Church Cricketent - Norman Gale; The Stout Cricketer - R Whieldon Baddeley; The Cricket Club Of Red Nose Flat - J Hickory Wood; The Cricket Match - AM Robertson; The Day Before The Weald - Tim Graham; If Every - EV Lucas; Rhyme O'Bat O My Syk-Em - Francis Thompson; Arma Virumque - Alfred Cochrane; XI Un-Shackled Melodies - Tim Graham; The Deserted Parks - Lewis Carroll; Vitai Lampada - Henry Newbolt; Two Extracts From The Princess
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Cricket. A Sport In Verse. As the Sun lengthens its days to Summer so a sport begins to dominate the thoughts and actions of many people. This game so encapsulated of village greens, of evening song, of Middle England is now spread far across the world. From the marathon of a 5 day test to the razzle dazzle excitement of 20 Twenty it captures many things; the comforting sound of willow on leather, the slow raised hand of an umpire, the arcane rules and frequent breaks for tea and other necessities sill conjure up the image of a bygone world even though its own is now global TV, night matches and Hawk Eye cameras. In this volume poets throughout the ages share the agony, the ecstasy and share the pleasure of being part of something very different, very special. These poems are read for you by Tim Graham, Richard Mitchley and Ghizela Rowe. Our poems are- Cricket – A Sport In Verse; Cricket At Harrow - Lord Byron; Dedicated To The Famous Notts & Surrey Elevens - Albert Craig; Dad On The Test - CJ Dennis; Cricket - JS Fletcher; Extract from A Shopshire Lad - AE Houseman; Sonnet - William Wordsworth; Ballade Of Cricket - A Lang; Choosing An All England XI In 1896 – Anonymous; The Old Stumper Recites A Piece Of His Own Composing - JS Fletcher; Around The Level Dale - William Perfect; Beirut Wedding Poem - Tim Graham; Lines On A Cricket Match - GK Chesterton; At Lords - F Thompson; Cricket - Herbert E Clarke; Mantra Of The Beast - Tim Graham; A Sixer - GF Wilson; The Vital Question - FAJ Godfrey; That Red Leather Ball - Daniel Sheehan; The Innings - RW Raper; A Cricket Bowler - E C Lefroy; The Church Cricketent - Norman Gale; The Stout Cricketer - R Whieldon Baddeley; The Cricket Club Of Red Nose Flat - J Hickory Wood; The Cricket Match - AM Robertson; The Day Before The Weald - Tim Graham; If Every - EV Lucas; Rhyme O'Bat O My Syk-Em - Francis Thompson; Arma Virumque - Alfred Cochrane; XI Un-Shackled Melodies - Tim Graham; The Deserted Parks - Lewis Carroll; Vitai Lampada - Henry Newbolt; Two Extracts From The Princess

Language:

English

Narrators:

J. S. Fletcher, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Lewis Carroll, Ghizela Rowe, Tim Graham

Length:

56m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:57


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:08


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:53


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:20


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

00:16


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

00:33


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

00:50


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:43


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

00:53


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:50


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:06


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:01


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:05


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

00:39


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

00:48


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:00


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

00:16


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

00:52


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

00:38


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:11


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

00:51


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

01:02


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:46


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:02


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

00:58


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

01:39


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

01:13


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:57


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

01:11


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

01:59


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

01:06


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

01:12


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

01:22


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

01:01


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

02:04


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

00:27


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

00:07