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    best and worst commentator ?

    best: Jonathan Agnew (by a mile)

    worst: Richie Benaud, Harsha Bhogle and Michael Holding (all tied)


    Anyone who could possibly challenge Mr Agnew ?

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    As much as Richie Benaud annoys me sometimes, to call him the worst is harsh.

    Best: Aggers, CMJ, Barry Richards

    Worst: Henry Blofeld (used to be absolute genius but he's beginning to lose the plot) Ian Botham and David Gower.
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    Dermot Reeve's my favourite for his sheer inability to control his emotions on air.

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    Not that he's my favourite but Ian Chappell is brilliant. He seems so calm and composed but sometimes you can just be listening and he'll come out with a comment more likely to come from David Hookes' mouth.
    And he can become quite excitable.


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    Best by a country mile: Aggers
    Next best: Simon Hughes

    In the middle: Richie (he's ok but his old-fashioned views annoy me when he keeps talking about how it's not in the spirit of the game), Dermot (gets very annoying sometimes but at least has passion).

    Worst: Take your Pick from:

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    To be honest I think some of the English and Australian commentators are very biased. This especially concerns Dermot Reeve and Richie Benaud (man are these guys boring). Frankly some of the words they use come out of their a**! The best commentators have to be Tony Greig, Michael Holding and Sanjay Manjrekar. I love Tony he is also biased against Australia (ha! ha! ha!) but he shows a true love for the game of cricket. He is very excitable and really brings ODIs to life. On the otherhand Holding and Manjrekar are calm and collective giving more objective views on the game. They have much more realistic prospects.8D
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    I went for Aggers because he's a nice guy, un-biased, usually finds pity for someone having a shocker, and has a really good way with words.

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    Tony Greig is the best IMO , I think Richie is really losing the plot , he will ocasionally make comments of a statistical nature which are just plain wrong (eg that fine hundred Matthew Hayden made in 1994).

    However I think that Ian Botham has to be the worst commentator in the world right now by quite some distance.

    He was a great player but I dont really think commentary is his thing.

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    Tony Greig and Ian Chappel the best

    Navjot Sidhu The most innovative !

    Botham, Willis Worst !!!

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    Just goes to show that everyone has an opinion.

    Personally, I really rate Mikey, although I would agree with one or two that Aggers is quite excellent. Still like Tony Cozier (for the wonderful accent).

    I like Chappelli and Tanny Grig too but cringe whenever I hear either Mark Nicholas, Ian Botham or Dermot Reeve. Sorry, can't handle the jingoism.

    Nick Knight's done very well as a part-time studio link for the Bangladesh one-dayers - a voice of reason, no less.

    Blowers I just cannot stand any more I'm sorry to say - the guy has just become a very lame self-parody, my dear old thing.
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    Sky Sports in NZ have decided to go for 'looks' with their new commentator Adam Parore.

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    Originally posted by Tim
    Sky Sports in NZ have decided to go for 'looks' with their new commentator Adam Parore.
    Altogether now.....

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    Intreasting thread!

    Best : Well four guys stand out - (in order of preference)

    Jonathan Agnew - Lovely voice, clear speaking honest chap who can speak about an event from a completely neutral viewpoint.. Awesome at praising a guy without over celebrating him, and being honest but decent if someone is having a shocker...

    Graham Fowler - Ive grown to like him as being the only excellent commentator on Sky... Love his accent, pleasant and funny bloke, oozes playing experience and a very very good coach and tactician, so excellent at describing events and players thoughts... (coaches at Durham Uni)

    Kerry O'keefe - Nuff said, the most funny commentator around, brightened up many a winters night listening to the ashes....

    Navjot Singh Sidhu - Still havent got tired of some of the stuff he comes up with!



    The worst? Well there are only two commentators I dont like, and I loathe Bob Willis (boring) and Henry Blofeld (up himself, losing the plot.. Very stuffy old timer IMHO, who goes around giving us a very bad name every winter when we go abroad) No we dont all speak/act like Henry Blofeld!
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    The best: Jonathan Agnew, Ian Chappell, Ian Healy, Richie Benaud, Geoff Lawson
    The worst: Mark Taylor (easily), Tony Greig (too many mistakes)

    I think they're grooming Taylor to take over as head of the team when Richie retires. Let's hope it's like the royal family where everyone hopes that the Queen will outlive Charles.

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    THE BEST IS KERRY O'KEEFE no doubt.
    I'm his biggest fan....
    I've heard Navjot Sidhu's funny as well....

    As far as worst goes: Shane Warne
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