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Re: Who's your favourite commentator?

Postby KipperJohn » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:47 am

Boycott (77) has had a quadruple heart bypass operation and is recuperating at home. Apperently hopes to be back at work for the 3rd Test v India.
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Re: Who's your favourite commentator?

Postby DiligentDefence » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:34 am

KipperJohn wrote:Boycott (77) has had a quadruple heart bypass operation and is recuperating at home. Apperently hopes to be back at work for the 3rd Test v India.

He has a heart?
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Re: Who's your favourite commentator?

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:56 am

He should take his time recuperating.
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Re: Who's your favourite commentator?

Postby Alviro Patterson » Fri May 17, 2019 12:17 am

Appreciation post for Niall O'Brien, who I find most engaging as a commentator and presenter. Always has something to say when on the spot, fills those gaps between deliveries nicely with often original content and avoids resorting to cliches relating to what is happening in the game.

His rugged voice and accent refreshing to hear. More bearable than the polished, privileged commentators who hail from the South-East of England who go about their job like they have a divine right to be heard.
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Re: Who's your favourite commentator?

Postby sussexpob » Fri May 17, 2019 2:40 pm

Alviro Patterson wrote:His rugged voice and accent refreshing to hear. More bearable than the polished, privileged commentators who hail from the South-East of England who go about their job like they have a divine right to be heard.


Are any of the current SKY commentators from the SE of England? You could say Gower, but his dad was in the Army, I dont think he ever lived in Kent where he was born, he grew up in Tanzania and moved to Leicestershire all his adult life. Botham (born in Merseyside), Willis (Sunderland), Allott (Manchester), Ian Ward (Devon), Holding (Jamaica), Hussain (India), Atherton (Manchester), Lloyd (Accrington), Cork (Near Crewe I think)..... does Charles Coville float around? Rob Key is a Londoner, but I dont think he comes from a privileged background. Mark Butcher I think is from Croydon, and no one born in Croydon in those days would ever be classed as privileged, Id think quite the opposite.

Then you have the other lot... Vaughan (Manc), Mitchell and Swanny (Midlands), Mann (Brizzle), Daggers (Bury), Norcross (Wikipedia doesnt list a birth place), Boycott (Yawrksheere), Matt Smith (Scouser I think), KP (Saffer).... Nicholas surely must be from the SE, but no-one wants to claim him.

North of the Watford gap is pretty well represented.
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Re: Who's your favourite commentator?

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Fri May 17, 2019 3:01 pm

I think Gower went to Kings School in Canterbury.
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Re: Who's your favourite commentator?

Postby sussexpob » Fri May 17, 2019 5:38 pm

Arthur Crabtree wrote:I think Gower went to Kings School in Canterbury.


Apparently he did from the age of 14. Before that he spent time in Tanzania and Loughborough. Been around a lot it seems. Never went to university apparently, which surprised me
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Re: Who's your favourite commentator?

Postby The Professor » Fri May 17, 2019 5:43 pm

Rob Key
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Re: Who's your favourite commentator?

Postby sussexpob » Fri May 17, 2019 5:48 pm

The Professor wrote:Rob Key


Yeah, I noted him.
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Re: Who's your favourite commentator?

Postby Gingerfinch » Fri May 17, 2019 6:58 pm

sussexpob wrote:
Arthur Crabtree wrote:I think Gower went to Kings School in Canterbury.


Apparently he did from the age of 14. Before that he spent time in Tanzania and Loughborough. Been around a lot it seems. Never went to university apparently, which surprised me


i'm sure Gower went to a college near Oxford. I could very well be wrong though!
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