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PRECEDENCE AT BATTERSEA

"Garn! The treasurer goes in before the bloomin' seckertary!"


THE CRY OF THE CRICKETER

(In a Pluvial Autumn.)

Rain, rain, go away,
Come again before next May!
The driving shower and chilling raw gust
Are most inopportune in August.
Rain has a chance to reign, remember,
Till early summer from September.
Why come and spoil cricket's last pages,
Our wickets—and our averages?

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