Sentiment conveyed in the anonymous verse attached to the urn begs to differ:
When Ivo goes back with the urn, the urn;
Studds, Steele, Reade and Tylecote return, return;
The welkin will ring loud, the great crowd will feel proud,
Seeing Barlow and Bates with the urn, the urn;
And the rest coming home with the urn.
How many of the ABC Grandstand backroom people, or the real cricket tragics with the microphones, are able to recite the verse without hesitation?
And why, oh why, has the verse never been put to music?
Such would surely become an instant sports classic.