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'Roses are red, I'm going to bed'

Cricketers get lyrical in our first Twitter round-up of the year

Alex Bowden
Darren Bravo smiles while receiving his ring during the West Indies awards, Port-of-Spain, July 4, 2013

"I'm thinking 'barren' rhymes with Darren"  •  WICB Media

Paul Collingwood was enjoying his stay in Australia at first, as illustrated by this fantastically creative simile.
On top of which, he says the Aussies are easing off a bit.
But maybe it's just that the sledging's not so obvious. The following New Year advice from Shane Warne reads rather like it might be a sly reference to Graeme Swann and England. Perhaps this is the way the Aussies are going about things nowadays.
Shane Warne and subtlety? It does seem unlikely.
At least one Englishman's fighting back. It may be that David Lloyd hasn't been blown away by Australian beer.
There was one other England v Australia cricket thing, of course. You probably heard about Brett Lee bowling at Piers Morgan in the MCG nets. Lee broke Morgan's rib with one of a number of bodyline deliveries.
It was never going to be six balls aimed at the top of off stump. It wasn't really a line and length kind of stunt.
The horror show
Lee v Morgan wasn't the most horrific recent sight, however.
The sporting ignorance
Has he never spoken to Peter Siddle about the woodchopping career the Australian seamer enjoyed as a youth. If you didn't know, Siddle apparently secured several district titles.
The cure
No one wants to be stung by a jellyfish, but if you know the infamous cure there are certain parts of the body you should certainly keep well away from them.
The style advice
Mark Butcher sees a lot of potential in Nathan Lyon.
The poet
The sensation
Life with Kemar Roach
What keeps Kemar awake at night?
It's not clear whether that was a cause or a coping strategy, however.
Nando's Watch
You may remember a month or so ago, Chris Nash and Josh Cobb appearing to do little in Bangladesh but frequent Nando's. How times change.
The wish
And what, it's all downhill after that? Is that what you hope for us? Thanks a stack, Pup.

Alex Bowden blogs at King Cricket