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Re: The cricket...
« Reply #3050 on: 28 January, 2024, 06:11:29 pm »
And with the Windies beating Australia, two great finishes to Tests within hours of each other.

I caught the end of the Windies-Aus game on the radio, and I think the Windies win takes the prize for being the most special (unless Newport County stage a late comeback against Man U).

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« Reply #3051 on: 28 January, 2024, 06:35:49 pm »
Oh well.

In the cricket, it's lovely that the Windies won and drew the series, winning in Australia for the first time in a generation.  But I think it's just shaded by the sheer unlikeliness of an England win.

Not so nice to welcome back crowd violence at the football, though.

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« Reply #3052 on: 29 January, 2024, 05:18:24 pm »
A dual forecast on West Indies and England both winning would have been a valuable ticket indeed....

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« Reply #3053 on: 29 January, 2024, 06:25:47 pm »
Yep - a spring in the step, if not in the sky!

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« Reply #3054 on: 04 February, 2024, 11:32:21 am »
What is it with the Talksport commentators and the test in India - they're like a football commentator shouting and ranting . . .  nothing like the gentlemanly, soothing sounds of TMS (and there's no analyst)

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« Reply #3055 on: 05 February, 2024, 07:04:32 am »
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« Reply #3056 on: 16 February, 2024, 09:50:37 am »
Just in case anyone's interested, I hadn't realised there was a YT channel for the TalkSport test match commentary:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaAe37zdTME
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« Reply #3057 on: 18 February, 2024, 10:09:06 am »
Bit of an uphill struggle at the moment. 50 wickets, 500 runs needed.
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« Reply #3058 on: 18 February, 2024, 10:23:13 am »
What is it with batsmen stepping away just as the ball is about to be released?  Stokes and Root both doing it in this innings.  AFAIC if the bowler is into his last 3 or 4 delivery strides then either you face up or risk dismissal if you leave the stumps unguarded and they're skittled.

Also the usual shaking of the head from Root as if he's been unfairly dismissed.  You're out - walk off!
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« Reply #3059 on: 18 February, 2024, 10:40:04 am »
Things are looking up. England have built a partnership of 22.
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« Reply #3060 on: 18 February, 2024, 10:57:48 am »
Excellent! The partnership reaches 27. Only another 479 needed to win...
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« Reply #3061 on: 18 February, 2024, 11:00:26 am »
Excellent! The partnership reaches 27. Only another 479 needed to win...

I fear you jinxed it.
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« Reply #3062 on: 18 February, 2024, 01:18:13 pm »
Sorry. I must be a right baztard.
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« Reply #3063 on: 03 April, 2024, 11:19:07 pm »
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2024/apr/03/jonathan-agnew-steps-down-as-bbc-cricket-correspondent-after-33-years

Aggers steps down as BBC Cricket Correspondent, but will still take part in TMS. I've not listened to TMS for quite a few years so I'm not sure what will change.
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« Reply #3064 on: 04 April, 2024, 05:08:00 pm »
At the moment Aggers very much leads the TMS coverage, he has the first stint of the day and will often commentate on the denouement or the close of the day so as to run straight into the interviews and round up of the day for the podcast etc. Aggers is also often called into other BBC radio to comment on cricketing stories or in the morning to preview a days play if a test is well poised or there is a particular milestone about to be achieved.

I suspect he will step back into a more general commentator role with the new correspondent having the interviews, online written column, and the appearances into other radio programmes such as R5 or The Today Programme when previewing play or responding to cricketing stories.

I wonder who will take on the role, whether they will want a 'name' who has had a significant international career or if a more journeyman cricketer like Dan Norcross who has been commentating for a few years will be a better fit, Kevin Howells who has led the county cricket coverage would be another established option. There is also the option of some of the ladies who have transitioned from playing to commentating who could be an interesting possibility.

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« Reply #3065 on: 24 May, 2024, 10:36:17 am »

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Gibraltar do like a tight finish. They've just knocked hosts Romania out of the tournament and reached the final. Needing 20 off the last over and the win predictor in single figures (and dropping) they scored: 1 wide 2 . 4 6 6

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« Reply #3066 on: 25 June, 2024, 01:12:35 pm »
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Re: The cricket...
« Reply #3067 on: 27 June, 2024, 11:57:43 pm »
Shambollock.
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« Reply #3068 on: 10 July, 2024, 06:27:28 pm »
Well this test was supposed to be all about the last test of an English fast bowler ...

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Re: The cricket...
« Reply #3069 on: 10 July, 2024, 07:26:20 pm »
I hope there's some rain for a couple of days, else I won't get any cricket on Sunday  ;D
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« Reply #3070 on: 12 July, 2024, 12:23:45 pm »
Sorry Jaded, and anyone who has tickets for Saturday. It's all over before lunch on day 3. Victory by an Innings and 114 runs with the new fast bowler returning match figures of 12 for 106 from 26 overs!!

Jimmy took 4 -58 from 26.4 overs in his final match.

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« Reply #3071 on: 12 July, 2024, 12:31:26 pm »
bloody weather!  ;D

I think we need a separate thread for James Anderson...
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