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    Rate the commentators

    For me the commentators can either make or ruin a day watching cricket from the sofa. Who gets your respect? Who really annoys you?

    I'll always have a soft spot for Henry Blofeld. Glenn Turner & Brian Waddle are two of the best, IMO. Richie Benaud's a great one also, as long as I can change the channel when he's actually on camera! The man looks like he's just been awoken from 100 years of cryogenic stasis...

    Ian Smith is way too negative, and Tony Greig and Bill Lawry are so biased it's not funny.

    Thoughts?

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    Re: Rate the commentators

    Originally posted by Hard Harry
    Richie Benaud's a great one also, as long as I can change the channel when he's actually on camera! The man looks like he's just been awoken from 100 years of cryogenic stasis...

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    Tony Greig rocks.

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    Tony Greig is a don, he gets so excited makes you think he's never seen a boundary before! Richie is the complete opposite as nothing fazes him, no matter what happens in a game.
    I like the radio five coverage (for english peeps) like blofeld etc purely because of the banter they have, makes interesting hearing compared to the strictness of sky sports, then again they do have michael holding, that voice.......
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    Billy Lawry and Tony Greig for sure. They have the ability to make watching grass grow exciting.

    You can't beat Bill Lawry's "BOWLED HIM" at the Sydney Test this year when Pathan bowled Gilly. He probably went blue lol. Not to forget the recent WACA match between Australia and India when Gilchrist was almost run out as the ball hit Agarkar's (I think) finger tips and hit the stumps. The noises that were coming out from Lawry's mouth when he thought Gilly's bat may be in the air was absolutely hilarious. Even though India were getting smashed I was sitting on my couch laughing with what Lawry was saying.

    You also gotta love Tony Greig's "WHAT A CATCH!".

    Richie seems to never smile, I don't think I've ever seen his face change. He's a great commentator though. I'm also getting accustomed to Healy, and on the radio in Australia Harsha (sp?) has come down to commentate and is great as usual.
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    How about Bill Lawry when the Zimbabwean player in the slip took 4 attempts at it. That had me in stitches! I can't remember the players involved, as i was in the other room, I can only remember Bill Lawrys commentating.

    Richie is good, Harsha is a great commentator, Bill and Tony are classic.

    I really hate Heals and Taylor, they both suffer from verbal dioreah (sp). Bore me to tears with their rabbiting on.

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    I like Richie Benaud, Chappelli, and I think Healy is really good.
    Mark Taylor is very good with his incisive remarks on tactics and such - I can't stand Lawry and Greig most of the time.

    I do like Henry Blofeld when listening to cricket in England, and Michael Holding is great to listen to.

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    i really dont like Aamir Sohail and Henry Bloefeld, i do rate tony greig as a commentator though
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    Henry Blofeld is a dumb commentator. I think Richie Benaud, Bill Lawry, Tony Greig are best. in 2002 when India toured England David Lloyd and David Gower were doing the commentry and they were very good.

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    Soes anyone remember when david lloyd was comparing michael clarke with that popstar effineff, he is so stupid, eminem you norbert!:P

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    Yup. One of the funniest commentary quotes ever!

    Capital letter for names, and it is does, not soes. :P
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    Originally posted by halsey
    Yup. One of the funniest commentary quotes ever!

    Capital letter for names, and it is does, not soes. :P
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    Aamir Sohail , Sidhu , David Lloyd , Boycott - They are a class above the rest

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    Sidhu? oh my god:wow:

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    I like sidhu! he's hella funny!

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