No more wickets to keep

Starts at 60 community member, Val penned this about the wonderful cricketer, Richie Benaud, never touched by the slightest rumour as people in the public eye often are. RIP Richie Benaud 1930 – 2015.

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It seems an very auspicious time
For Richie Benaud to go to sleep
The cricket season’s over
And there’s no wickets to keep

Until that season comes again
Pads, bats and boxes are packed away
The cricket pitch lies idle
Until the balmy Summer days

It seems that crashing his car
Brought about his swift decline
Perhaps his reflexes were failing
Though he had an astute mind

We see his statue cast in bronze
Gracing the Sydney Cricket Ground
That’s how he’ll be remembered
Lithe and lean ..and sound

Not encumbered by age and frailty
That comes as people grow old
But depicted at his sporting peak
Vale Richie Benaud