Today is a story for fathers and sons,
Who came to see wickets but are just getting runs,
If they do it, and right now it looks as they may,
Forever the fathers will talk of this day.
When England are playing and scoring this well,
A message will come ‘It’s like that day with Bell’,
If another are struggling in the field in a test,
‘We saw worse at Tunbridge Wells, give it a rest’,
All the records are special, because they’re unique,
They come once in a lifetime, not once in a week,
And if Warwickshire do it, and it looks as they may,
I’ll be one of 10,000 here today.
They didn’t do it, of course. Ian Bell was out for 172, and it all went downhill from there. It looked like they might for a time.