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    After Steve Waugh hit Lara in the 'nads with the 5th ball of the over, David Gower can't resist;

    "Lara facing Waugh.......one ball left......"

    You get the feeling he'd been dying to say that.
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    A few stand out, more for their appropriateness to the moment more than being particaularly enlightening in themselves:

    1993 Ashes - Left arm English seamer bowls a ball to Boon, who on drives for four, with virtually no follow through.

    Benaud: [Pause] Ooh shot. I don't know if contempt is too strong a word, but David Boon really did give that a tremendous bit of hammer!!"

    1999 WC semi - not sure the commentator "Kluesener pushes straight down the wicket. Mark Waugh - there could be a run out. There WILL be a run out!!! Unbelieveable!!!" Think it was Jim Maxwel on ABC radio, but not sure.

    S Waugh's ton SCG v England. Bill Lawry "Steve Waugh on 98. One ball remaining......
    He's gone for it........ there it is!!!!"

    Same day, on the radio, Aggers to Skull "of course Kerry, he need not go for it, he can just defend this ball then come back tomorrow and bat on"
    "Aggers, we're Aussies mate. Stuff the silver, we go for the gold. He'll smash it".

    WI tour of Australia, WI batsman given out to a dodgy decision. Commentator: "Not sure about the decision"
    Michael Holding: "Not sure? That was a pathetic decision".
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpnend View Post
    "Aggers, for goodness sake stop it!"

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    Yes.

    I also loved a line from Mark Richardson when Craig McMillan was involved in a mix-up and was nearly run out - "trouble here, he has to turn around HE'S A BIG MAN!".

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    Oh jeez...
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    "What a way to go to a six" - Jim Laker trying to describe Ian Botham reaching his 100 with a six in 1981.

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    "And Morkel picks up four very fortuitous boundaries"

    The TMS commentator (Mark Pougatch?), just now, describing a boundary scored by Morkel, demonstrating not only his ignorance of the meaning of the word "fortuitous" but also the fact that he can't count up to 1

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    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post
    "And Donald is run out and Australia are through to the final" Not sure who the commentator was.
    I can't remember who it was (there are about 3 different commentaries on that over that are all famous) but it was certainly "Australia are in the final" not "Australia are through to the final".

    One of my favourites was Dermot Reeve in 2000, just after Darren Gough bowls Adrian Griffith with an absolute pearler of a delivery:
    "Bowled him! What a beauty! Swinging back in at Griffiths. It was the first ball he faced, and it was a snorter from Gough."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    I can't remember who it was (there are about 3 different commentaries on that over that are all famous) but it was certainly "Australia are in the final" not "Australia are through to the final".

    One of my favourites was Dermot Reeve in 2000, just after Darren Gough bowls Adrian Griffith with an absolute pearler of a delivery:
    "Bowled him! What a beauty! Swinging back in at Griffiths. It was the first ball he faced, and it was a snorter from Gough."
    Dermot Reeve and the word "snorter" have always gone hand-in-hand

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaremba View Post
    Dermot Reeve and the word "snorter" have always gone hand-in-hand
    Wahey!

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    "And he's bowled him! He's bowled him!! Middle stump flying out of the ground!!!" - random commentator after Waqar Younis bowls Herschelle Gibbs in an ODI (listen with volume very high for the full effect)
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    Hot off the presses...

    "Edg...no, off the middle of the bat" - Sir Ian Botham.

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    Ian Botham's favourite, most oft-repeated and least funny witticism:

    "Is the ball swinging? Well the only way THAT one's swinging is off the bat, to the boundary!!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaremba View Post
    Dermot Reeve and the word "snorter" have always gone hand-in-hand
    Ashamed to say it was about a second & a half before that one registered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zaremba View Post
    Dermot Reeve and the word "snorter" have always gone hand-in-hand
    Nice one liner

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