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Re: Who's your favourite commentator?

Postby backfootpunch » Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:41 pm

Arthur Crabtree wrote:Why should Boycott even think a knighthood is justified in his case? The only English cricketing Sir of my lifetime is Botham and he got his partly (mostly?) for his charity work.

Boycott wasn't a model cricketer off or on the field. He was a fine opening bat, but if we're just considering onfield excellence, then I nominate: Graham Thorpe, Kevin Pietersen, Graham Swann, James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Bob Willis, Derek Underwood, Alan Knott and Alastair Cook.

Quite apart from my (possibly prejudiced) gut reaction that anyone who thinks he merits being called Sir Whatever is probably a bit of an arse.

Jimmy and cook would be very deserving of a knighthood once they retire
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Re: Who's your favourite commentator?

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Tue May 15, 2018 8:57 am

Legendary Aussie cricket caller Bill Lawry has retired. He has been going for longer than I have been following the game and was a bit of a voice of cricket in his native country, and particularly of the MCG. He's 81.
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Re: Who's your favourite commentator?

Postby sussexpob » Tue May 15, 2018 11:37 am

It always surprised me such a great commentator for the sport would have stuck around in a box that gradually filled with detritus around him. He will be missed, a personal favourite of mine.

As a highlight, hearing Bill having a nervous breakdown in that infamous South Africa v Australia WC semi in 99.....
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