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Old 29th April 2007, 01:54   #161
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Very depressing today to sit through half an hour of Botham followed by half an hour of Nicholas. Another time, please put them on together.
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Old 30th April 2007, 08:00   #162
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"Ranjit Fernando has just come up with another howler on TV, his 532nd of the competition, claiming Sri Lanka won the World Cup in 1996 on Duckworth-Lewis. Even Botham sounded as if he had had enough ..."

is this actually serious?!
Yes, it is. He went on about it for a bit, until he was corrected by the bemused Botham (the only Aus-SL World Cup encounter decided by D/L was the semi-final in 2003).

Still, no.1 out of the 532 has to be describing Dilhara Fernando clean bowling Bopara's stumps against England as a "four...it's a four!".
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Old 30th April 2007, 08:36   #163
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I think he got confused because Australia bowled under the lights in dewy conditions in the 96 final.The ball was fairly wet.It happens in NZ quite often as well.Bit ridiculous to have a world cup final under those conditions,but that is how it was.
As to Botham is he blind and deaf?I saw 3 incidents he got wrong.
No bat on that he says when Tait cut Gibbs in half with the ball(replays showed bat on it)
I don't think he touched that,when the batsman was caught behind and not given.
I think that touched the glove,replays showed it did not touch the gloves.
The umpire gets an lbw wrong and Botham goes on to say what a good job the umpires are doing.I think he is losing his faculties.
Richie Benaud he is not.
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Old 30th April 2007, 09:04   #164
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In the Tait-Gibbs (non) dismissal, Botham said that "this might turn out to be a very good decision" when he first saw the ball go through to Gilchrist. The replay then, of course, quite clearly showed that Gibbs had edged it, after which Botham accepted that he should have been given out.
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Old 30th April 2007, 09:23   #165
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No he didn't.He said that it didn't touch the bat.Then he had to back pedal.
He seems to want to back the umpire from the word go(unless England are playing)I find Boycott a far more accurate commentator (I heard him during the ashes 2005) even though I didn't like what he said about the Aussies.
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Old 30th April 2007, 13:29   #166
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Botham is a bit of an idiot at times. His finest hour was a prolonged slagging off of England for having a deep point for Jayasuriya in one of last summer's ODIs. It's a well recognised and clever position for Jaya because he's prone to flinging the bat at everything, especially full wide balls which often go in the air. He was duly caught at deep point in that very over and Botham had to admit that that was why the fielder was there.
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Old 30th April 2007, 13:42   #167
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Botham is a bit of an idiot at times. His finest hour was a prolonged slagging off of England for having a deep point for Jayasuriya in one of last summer's ODIs. It's a well recognised and clever position for Jaya because he's prone to flinging the bat at everything, especially full wide balls which often go in the air. He was duly caught at deep point in that very over and Botham had to admit that that was why the fielder was there.
LOL. I remember it well.
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Old 30th April 2007, 15:13   #168
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LOL. I remember it well.
It was the brilliance of the timing that really made it. He was still chuntering on about it pretty much as the ball was in the air.

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Old 1st May 2007, 18:08   #169
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From the BBC website:

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"Andre Nel won't want to get up Shaun Tait's end - not with that finger."
Mark Nicholas on Sky Sports during the South Africa-Australia semi-final on Wednesday.
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Old 2nd May 2007, 09:58   #170
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Speaking to Geoff Cook today they may released Mark Wood from Durham. He rates him but the kid has had an operation and maybe one too many bowlers on the books type deal.
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Old 7th June 2007, 01:23   #171
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Actually I haven't heard Agnew make this sort of commentary errors. CMJ is the worst, IMO. He still can't tell the difference between Collingwood and Bell. It is difficult to recognise the players with the naked eye sometimes but you have to find ways of doing so. Even if players look superficially alike there are differences in posture, gait, etc. as well as the obvious differences of make of bat, shirt sleeve length. I try to do this just as a spectator, and if you're paid to commentate you need to do your homework.

TMS is up for review with a new producer on the scene. Most people enjoy what TMS does, they like the genial conversation, the digressions and so on. I enjoy all that as well, but they must become more professional if they are to survive. This is the wrong thread, sorry, and we must return to Anderson. But simple things that Sky TV always seem to know, the TMS lot haven't a clue about, a quick list, knowing that a substitute is on the field, knowing who he is on for, knowing what time play will restart after a rain break, knowing what is happening in any break in play, and other stuff.

The TMS commentator's task was defined as describing what is happening during the match for listeners who cannot see the scene for themselves. This is fine as far as it goes, but they often do so as if they were mere spectators in the stands as we would be. They give the score only when it is updated on the scoreboard in the ground, which is where they read it from, despite the Bearded Wonder sitting there keeping it, and the TV showing it on screen. This is the BBC, a professional broadcaster, employing experts who know the game of cricket inside out. It's not good enough just to describe the scene, they have to use their resources to obtain all the facts, so they can interpret and explain as well as describe



No I didn't hear from Agnew. Before I got SKY I used to listen to the radio in bed and keep score to pass those hours in the middle of the night and Talksport really were very good at the time.
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Old 7th June 2007, 02:21   #172
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Darren Gough is nothing if not versatile.
After a highly successful international cricket career, he became the king of TV's Come Dancing.

And now, whilst continuing to play as captain of Yorkshire, he is about to embark on another career as a radio presenter.

He will have his own weekly cricket show on BBC Five Live, starting on Thursday at 2000 BST.

His guests will include Andy Caddick, his old new ball partner for England, former spin bowler Phil Tufnell and Middlesex batsman Owais Shah.

And he will also be bringing news of India's cricketing 'Pop Idol', Sukhvir Singh, who has won a chance on the county circuit with Leicestershire.
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Old 7th June 2007, 23:05   #173
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Anyone listen?
I had it on when I got home but didn't listen in detail, but have recorded it. Actually Goughie wasn't actually presenting, at least not yet. He had Eleanor Oldroyd to hold his hand and do the links. I think the same thing happened when Phil Tufnell had his "own show" a couple of years ago.
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Old 17th July 2007, 20:24   #175
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Pat Murphy: so you will be looking to get your name on the honours board at Lords again?
Tendulakar: well if it was I would like to see it again.
Murphy: absolutely.


He should have checked the board before the interview as Tendulkar has never got his name up there.
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Old 17th July 2007, 20:49   #176
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I suppose its an easy mistake to assume a plyer like Sachin has a century at Lords
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Pat Murphy: so you will be looking to get your name on the honours board at Lords again?
Tendulakar: well if it was I would like to see it again.
Murphy: absolutely.


He should have checked the board before the interview as Tendulkar has never got his name up there.
As he pointed out in the interview, he did get a century at Lord's in a friendly match. MCC v. a Rest of the World XI; Princess Diana Memorial Match in 1998. I know because I was there. Tendulkar captained the ROTW and scored 125 and was bowled by Kumble playing for MCC. ROTW won.
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no one has mentioned the great jeff dujon.
a more relaxed,sensible announcer of the game that i have had the pleasure to hear lol
Not heard much from JD, but I think it is he that is responsible for one of my all time favourites. I forget who the teams were, but one LBW appeal was greeted with, 'he couldn't have bin plumber had he bin fixing a pipe'. Marvellous.
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As he pointed out in the interview, he did get a century at Lord's in a friendly match. MCC v. a Rest of the World XI; Princess Diana Memorial Match in 1998. I know because I was there. Tendulkar captained the ROTW and scored 125 and was bowled by Kumble playing for MCC. ROTW won.
didn't know old Di was a cricket fan
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didn't know old Di was a cricket fan
wasnt she more often associated with rugby? well, rugby players...
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