Gary and Tom’s Farewell game – scribed by J Smibert

As two members part our shore…

Characters for which there is much rapport,

A farewell fixture was held…

During which many folk excelled.

In the most part cricket was unrelated…

As Freddie the funnel kept us hydrated,

GT’s chosen men marched out…

Receiving many an early shout.

Umpire Drummond duly obliged…

To certain men’s surprise.

Unhappy mutterings from the fence…

His twitchy finger made matters tense.

Each player with 15 balls to face…

Dawson’s opener claimed a brace,

As Boin’s team turned the screw…

The oppo enjoyed more home brew.

Eventually the run rate increased…

Well the scoreboard said so at least,

Setting a formidable 224…

Really quite a total to score.

Thankful for Kymbo in a charitable mood…

For in his opener 32 accrued,

“Take a blow” his captain said…

For fine leg he willfully fled.

Just the 14 fielders to beat…

In an attempt to avoid defeat,

Boin inspired us with his chat…

Past the total did we bat.

Despite Boin the victorious departee…

Cricket won we’d all agree,

Roasted all day in the heat…

We retreated to the changing room suite.

So many men on one knee…

“Please no Jack Daniels” they did plea,

The next concoction down the hose…

Shamefully drenching Darjeeling clothes.

Then Shugie took the plunge…

On one knee did he lunge,

The technique was one to forget…

With OJ was he wet.

The speeches were all going so well…

With fond memories did we dwell,

Reminiscing of past ways…

As some eyes began to glaze.

Step up professional speaker…

Or rather attention seeker,

Tom , Tom, Tom, Tom the speech did go…

If only someone struck him a blow.

The refreshments did not stop there…

As the evening events were laid bare.

To some establishment did we flock…

Might as well have been Bangkok.

We wish Boin and GT goodbye…

For home soil they do fly,

Enjoy England’s finest dross…

Perhaps one day you’ll hit a full toss!

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