An ODE for Harry

Harry the “Hassett” as “Harry The Bat”

There once was a wee lad

Named HARRY … incarcerated

In boarding school Aloysius

Where …

He seized on a bat

His height and weight

As Solace …. and to This Bat he clung

Thru Thick ‘n Thin

Earning him that

Indelible sobriquet

HASSETT … though I say not why

Hassett at the Colombo Oval 1953

And so…

He ended up in Aussieland

Selling bats

To all and sundry

Nondescript … and famed

From the 1970s on …


Good Lord !!!

He is still at it



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