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Top 5 players turn commentators

 
SnoopDog 2022-09-13 19:07:52 

Given the piss poor standards of commentary these days (particularly from former players) I've been thinking about my favourite commentators who were former players (male or female).

My top 5:
(1) Michael Holding
(2) Richie Benaud
(3) Ian Chappell
(4) David Gower
(5) Geoffrey Boycott

Top 5 worst would probably comprise of the entire CPL comms team with the exceptions of Mali Richards and Alex Jordan.

 
Halliwell 2022-09-13 19:23:38 

In reply to SnoopDog

Barry Richards was great to listen to on the occasions he was contracted.
Another colour commie I liked to hear was Bill Lawry.

 
SnoopDog 2022-09-13 19:58:49 

In reply to Halliwell

Richards wasn't too bad. Lawry was good until the end when he got decidedly biased.

Tony Grieg was fantastic too.

 
sgtdjones 2022-09-13 20:03:33 

In reply to SnoopDog

So how come no muddie made the list...?

rolleyes

 
SnoopDog 2022-09-13 20:07:45 

In reply to sgtdjones

I don't think I know of any former player turn commentator from Guyana much less one that would make my all time top 5.

On the other hand, all of the former players turn commentators from Tittieland are easily in my top 5 worst list. lol

 
sgtdjones 2022-09-13 20:11:23 

In reply to SnoopDog

You dont like ...tree Darren?

lol

 
SnoopDog 2022-09-13 20:18:07 

In reply to sgtdjones

I don't really mind the accent.

It's the fact that he and the rest of the Tits feel they have to scream into the fcuking mic every. single. time. they are commentating and calling the play. Why can't they just speak normally at a normal volume level like Mali Richards does for instance?

They remind of dem televangelists screaming at the TV for people to "put your hands against the screen". lol

 
imusic 2022-09-13 20:32:39 

Pommie was one of the best

 
SnoopDog 2022-09-13 20:42:16 

In reply to imusic

Pommie IS one of the best.

He hasn't retired as far as I know.

Ian Botham was a whinger supreme especially if England was playing. There was always something to complain or gripe about.

 
StumpCam 2022-09-13 20:42:46 

In reply to SnoopDog

Colin Croft!

 
SnoopDog 2022-09-13 20:44:31 

In reply to StumpCam

Ah yes Crofty.

I liked him better on radio though.

 
tops 2022-09-13 21:37:34 

In reply to SnoopDog
U don't like Swann big grin

 
mikelegend 2022-09-13 21:47:02 

In reply to tops

Absolutely hilarious lol

 
tops 2022-09-13 22:05:38 

In reply to mikelegend
Yep, esp Mikey big grin 😁

 
Narper 2022-09-13 22:25:16 

In reply to SnoopDog

I don't think I know of any former player turn commentator from Guyana much less one that would make my all time top 5
.
Sean Devers '83,000 square miles' used to play U19 cricket wink

 
Castled 2022-09-13 22:28:47 

In reply to SnoopDog

Top 5 worst would probably comprise of the entire CPL comms team with the exceptions of Mali Richards and Alex Jordan.


Mali Richards has potential but needs lots of training. His five favorite words are 'Bang Bang,' 'slightly' and 'Alzarri Joseph' lol

Alex Jordan has best voice among women needs to up her knowledge on players and the game

 
Narper 2022-09-13 22:29:27 

Old star Sunil Gavaskar is still pretty good.

Ramiz Raja when he was commentating

 
TheTrail 2022-09-14 02:01:11 

1. Mikey Holding

2. Mali Richards

The others, I just put them on mute.

 
Mustwin 2022-09-14 02:23:00 

If they are looking for a Stacey Ann, I heard a pretty competent Stacey Ann during the Under 19 tournament.
I believe she was from St Vincent.

 
Titleist 2022-09-14 02:46:45 

In reply to SnoopDog

Pommie is very good, so was Shane Warne.

 
WIfan26 2022-09-14 09:41:33 

In reply to SnoopDog

Nasser Hussain or Bumble doesn't make the list?

 
SnoopDog 2022-09-14 13:18:38 

In reply to WIfan26

Nasser Hussain or Bumble doesn't make the list?


Not my top 5 list. Nasser is okay. He gets into theatrics too much for my liking at times.

Bumble was good at colour commentary. Him and Tony Greig were a good pairing.

 
SnoopDog 2022-09-14 13:20:09 

In reply to Titleist

Pommie is very good, so was Shane Warne.


Warnie was good when he commentated in non-Oz games. He was way too biased when he was on air for Oz games.

 
Castled 2022-09-15 23:09:11 

In reply to SnoopDog

Michael Atherton

 
WestDem 2022-09-15 23:16:08 

My top five!

1: Benaud
2: Gower
3: Mandraikar
4: Atherton
5: Hussain