29 MARCH 1963, Page 28

Epitaph on Fish, a Cricket Critic

Not being tops at cricket, he vented his spite', On those who were: each Sunday you could react What he'd have done. This cast little light On play—but it did fulfil his need, But we learnt in time not to be bitter At the price we paid for Fish's failure:

We refused to remit, ignored life's litter And thanked God when England toured Australia. MARTIN SEYMOUR-SMITH