Firstly, I find it incredible that the BBC allowed themselves to be outbid for cricket radio commentary again. Its just incredible. Bad enough they lost the TV, but ... what??
Secondly, Talk Sport do it incredibly badly. I do agree that Chris Cowdrey is a pretty good commentator, and Tony Greig always makes me laugh(you have to, don't you?) but Mark Nicholas? Jack Bannister? God, he really is such a smart-****. And if I have to listen to them plugging the Daily Bloody Telegraph ever again, it'll be too soon.
I read someone slagging off Blofeld. His accent and banter used to annoy me a bit a few years ago, but hearing the crass narrative of the talksport team has made me appreciate what a gem he is. I met him at a book signing earlier this year and he was a true gent. Talk sport are like TV commentary on speed (everything's so rushed). To hear Blowers, Aggers and the rest gently setting the scene around the ground: colours, smells, sights, sounds makes me feel I'm actually in Trinidad and not stuck in some terraced house in Liverpool.
I've been wanting to get this stuff off my chest for sometime. Feel better now. Anyone got any comments?