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    Donna Symmonds

    The worst foremost female commentator has been getting a lot of publicity this week, since the twenty20 started

    Saw this scathing article yesterday, which promoted me to think: should she be in the commentary box?

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    At first i thought it was nice to see a chick in commentary, i remember when Belinda Clark made the odd appearence a couple years back she added something. But this chick is useless.
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    She is horrible
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Hahn View Post
    The worst foremost female commentator has been getting a lot of publicity this week, since the twenty20 started
    This thread is yet more publicity for her

    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Hahn View Post
    should she be in the commentary box?
    Should she have a thread dedicated to her


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    Already being discussed in the 20/20 WC forum. I don't think she's any good, but it's not hard to see why she's there, given the format and everything.

    edit: Just read the article, it's rubbish. There's plenty of quality pundits and commentators out there who haven't played test cricket, and plenty of former players who are awful commentators. She's no good, but it's not because she hasn't played at the highest level.
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    Has already been discussed here as Faaip said.
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    I don't think she should be judged on her work with 20/20 not easy to make it sound interesting, would like to see some of her efforts in Tests
    You know it makes sense.

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    I'm surprised my mother didn't hurl a rather large, solid object through her TV screen the way she was yelling about this hopeless woman.

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    Never heard Miss Symmonds myself, but I presume majority opinion can't be this badly wrong.
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    her voice does my head in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad View Post
    Already being discussed in the 20/20 WC forum. I don't think she's any good, but it's not hard to see why she's there, given the format and everything.

    edit: Just read the article, it's rubbish. There's plenty of quality pundits and commentators out there who haven't played test cricket, and plenty of former players who are awful commentators. She's no good, but it's not because she hasn't played at the highest level.
    By that criterion John Arlott, Brian Johnston and Christopher Martin-Jenkins would never have been heard on the airwaves. Is Symmonds the one on Sky? She has rather a hectoring style, she sounds like she's shouting at the mic to me. If Ann Widdecombe did cricket commentary it couldn't sound much worse.

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    I don't find her any more annoying that Nasser Hussain (which isn't saying much), I don't even listen to the commentary anyway, unless it's Boycott or Atherton.
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    I find that most commentators are useless tbh, why pick on her?
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    at least shes not as bad as gooch he quite annoying too

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