With the World Cup mere days away from starting proper, it’s definitely time I flung you some freebies. Four copies of Harry Thompson’s excellent Penguins Stopped Play: Eleven Cricketers Take on the World and, a month in advance of any shop, it’s in paperback. How fortunate you all are to read this blog. Many thanks to James Spackman and the good folk of John Murray.
It’s limerick time!
Your starter for five is either:
1) West Indies are hosting the Cup
2) They say the World Cup is wide open
Weâ€™ve run a few limerick competitions in the past which have gone down well. For those not sure of the style a limerick takes, itâ€™s really simple: using one of the two starting lines below, construct a five-line verse with the rhyme scheme of aabba. See here for ideas. Or here.
Get to it. And don’t forget, if you don’t win, snag a copy from the shops.