Obviously a totally subjective thread and I'm sure one thats been done before, but should be interesting to read other thoughts.
Don't know about others, but certainly for me in watching cricket on T.V , good commentators make a big difference in my enjoyment of the game, especially in test cricket.
For me the CRACKER-JACK commentators are....
1)Richie benaud - the king
2) Bill Lawry - although biased - i luv when he gets excited + he does give credit where its due
3) Henry Blofield - Hasn't been on T.V for a while, but used to luv listening to "the dear old thing"
4) Nivot Sindu - Okay he very rearly talks cricket - but is a funny man - only in small doses though
5) Geoff Boycott - Is arrogant as he is, I don't neccessarily like the man, but do really enjoy his commentaries.
For me the SHOCKERs are.....
1)Simon O'donnell - not really a commentator, but presents with Richie, in the breaks. How the hell did he get this job? I can't work it out
2) Waqar Younis - May & probably will get better - but at the moment is almost unbearable
3) Danny Morrison - wetter than a wet fish
4) Gavin Larsen - even wetter than danny morrison
5) Bob Willis - As exciting as a funeral ...