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    Stackpole calls it quits as ABC commentator

    End of an era

    Stackpole calls it quits as ABC commentator

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    March 7, 2005





    Keith Stackpole's voice will no longer be heard on ABC radio Getty Images



    Keith Stackpole, the former Australian opener, has given up his commentary position with the ABC. Stackpole, 64, had been part of ABC Radio's coverage for more than two decades, and announced that yesterday's clash between Victoria and Queensland was his last.

    Stackpole has also worked for the Seven and Nine television stations, and is expected to continue with his newspaper columns. One of his fellow commentators at the ABC, Dan Lonergan, spoke about Stackpole to The Sydney Morning Herald. "He commentated the way he played the game: on the front-foot and aggressively," he said. "There will be a lot of people out there who will miss him but Keith has obviously decided it's time for someone else to have a go."

    Stackpole played his first Test in 1968 as a middle-order batsman who bowled leg breaks, but was pushed up the order by Bill Lawry. Stackpole represented Australia in 43 matches, scoring 2807 runs with seven hundreds at 37.

    End of an era

    There goes a little character in the ABC box. Hopefully this doesn't mean Roebuck will get more time behind the mic.
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    Feel sorry for the old fellow !! But he was a crap one eyed commentator !!
    So even though I feel sorry for the guy, I would still say Good Riddance !!

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    I wish a few of the Channel 9 ones are now pensioned off. Its been bloody hard listening to Tony Greig get it wrong for almost 30 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Wright
    There goes a little character in the ABC box. Hopefully this doesn't mean Roebuck will get more time behind the mic.

    hopefully we will just get more kerry!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mavric41
    I wish a few of the Channel 9 ones are now pensioned off. Its been bloody hard listening to Tony Greig get it wrong for almost 30 years.
    And that's why we've got the ABC

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    who really cares about STACKPOLE quitting? If it was Kerry I would die ... It wouldn't be bad though if Geoff Lawson also retired ....

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    Stackie!! Used to live in Ivanhoe, just down the road from my grandma's. Anywhoo... We don't tend to notice these things too much, maybe the first few times but after that it's a formality... Well, unless it's someone like R.Benaud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mavric41
    I wish a few of the Channel 9 ones are now pensioned off. Its been bloody hard listening to Tony Greig get it wrong for almost 30 years.
    Blasphemy!!! You've go to laugh at his mistakes though, i certainly do.
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    I laugh at mistakes all the time.
    Every commentator makes them all the time.
    Doesn't mean they're poor commentators.

    Oh, and WR Stackpole - I only ever heard him once or twice, during the 'Gabba Test of 2002\03. He didn't sound great, but then again - not many do beside Jim Maxwell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mavric41
    I wish a few of the Channel 9 ones are now pensioned off. Its been bloody hard listening to Tony Greig get it wrong for almost 30 years.
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