History repeats itself – or so they say,
And it certainly did – yesterday,
The Battle of ‘HASTINGS’ – 1066,
A Battle at KIMBOLTON – ‘ROOT66’.
The finals – of the schools cricket league,
Teams from all over – no sign of fatigue.
Excited children – all rearing to go,
Bats – pads – gloves, balls fly to and fro.
Under 13 years – and 15’s as well,
When all togged up – it was hard to tell.
They battled hard – there’s prizes to win,
Desire – perspire – a laugh and a grin.
Batters clattered – balls round the ground,
Bowlers and fielders – “How’s that” the sound?
Girls teams were noisy – more a boy,
All good fun – win – loose – just enjoy.
Umpires and scorers – teachers and coaches,
Cheer the children, as lunchtime approaches.
Sandwiches, cake, cold drinks – soon gone,
Meringues, what meringues? Better move on!
‘Integrity in cricket’ – for young and old,
It was here today – let it be told.
What a day? The sun shone on all of us,
A joyful occasion – now back on the bus!
By C.A. Smith