Wednesday, 4 January 2012

When Dougie Did The Double

Excuse what may appear as self promotion but I'm rather thrilled that my poem "When Dougie Did The Double" which can be found in the left side bar, has been chosen to appear in an exhibition at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

The poem is my description of the first Test I attended - the last six day Test in Australia - Aust v West Indies at the SCG in February 1969.

The poem will hang beside Doug Walters Baggy Green. The reality of being chosen to partner my hero in such an event is beyond even this 55 year old boy's dreams. It will be the only time I will appear at the SCG, other than as a tragic spectator.

I am very grateful to the SCG museum for the honour. If I hadn't been living out my dreams before this, I sure am now.