International Cricket Council opens up archive of classic matches
26/03/2020 | sport | cricket | 174
Footage of classic cricket matches is made available by the ICC for fans who are isolating because of coronavirus.
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26/03/2020 10:58:58 35 3
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Does that mean I can get my fix of England's greatest batting collapses of the 90's? I strangely miss those days
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26/03/2020 10:59:58 48 0
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Obviously the 2019 World Cup final, but the final day of the 2019 Ashes at Headingley too. Watched that live inside Edgbaston and saw groan men crying when England won. 2005 Ashes and 2013 Ashes are both good choices.
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26/03/2020 11:03:58 13 0
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Would dearly love to be able to see again that fantastic partnership between Gary Sobers and Graeme Pollock in the England vs Rest of the World match at The Oval in 1970. Truly a once in a lifetime event !
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26/03/2020 11:31:10 26 0
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1983 Nat West Trophy Final when Ian Botham needed a boundary for his 100 and the win but blocked out the final over and Somerset won by fewer wickets. Pure theatre.
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26/03/2020 11:59:15 5 0
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4. . Posted byCricket Lover 03on 26 minutes ago 1983 Nat West Trophy Final I think that was the semi final but, hair splitting apart, good shout!
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26/03/2020 11:51:10 8 0
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anything before 1975 good stuff at oval 1966 for example? and sobers, dexter, cowdrey broken arm , milburn's 6 at lords etc
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26/03/2020 11:31:10 26 0
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1983 Nat West Trophy Final when Ian Botham needed a boundary for his 100 and the win but blocked out the final over and Somerset won by fewer wickets. Pure theatre.
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26/03/2020 11:59:15 5 0
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4. . Posted byCricket Lover 03on 26 minutes ago 1983 Nat West Trophy Final I think that was the semi final but, hair splitting apart, good shout!
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26/03/2020 12:06:10 2 0
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Re 6. Posted by Uberflieger - Good shout it was the semi :)
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26/03/2020 12:05:28 11 0
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India v Australia 3 match test series in 2001, and in particular the second test at Eden Gardens. One of the best series of all time.
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4. . Posted byCricket Lover 03on 26 minutes ago 1983 Nat West Trophy Final I think that was the semi final but, hair splitting apart, good shout!
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26/03/2020 12:06:10 2 0
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Re 6. Posted by Uberflieger - Good shout it was the semi :)
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26/03/2020 12:07:49 22 1
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Lamby scoring 17+ off final over v Aussies in one dayer
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26/03/2020 12:07:49 12 0
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1993 Natwest. Asif Din. Would be great to see that again!.
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26/03/2020 15:00:40 7 0
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@10 1993 NatWest Final....Incredible match, many memories of that game. Not a game for bowlers. Bill Athey out 2nd ball, David Smith 120, Speight out for 50 before lunch. Score 326 and manage to lose. Yes Din scored 120 too but think MOM was really D Reeve respectable bowling figures and a crucial 80 when things were very tight. Sussex support there...not a happy evening.
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26/03/2020 12:08:39 5 8
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Why have these vids not been available to fans before?
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26/03/2020 12:14:52 5 8
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Why have these vids not been available to fans before?
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Ed
26/03/2020 12:22:16 8 0
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Good that the world cup tournaments being made available. But we do get to see a lot of one-day highlights. Now might be a good moment to make entire test matches available. We have the time to enjoy them. For example I'd love to see Brian Lara's match winning 150 against Australia.
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26/03/2020 12:22:57 4 0
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Hampshire v. Warwickshire in the CB40 final 2012. Definately up there with the most thrilling finishes ever
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26/03/2020 12:22:57 110 3
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Dear BBC please put the 2005 Ashes on in real time over the next 25 days. You must have a spare digital channel. Will also remind us all what its like when a nation can follow a series together instead of the couple of million who can afford it. Perhaps coming out of the isolation period we'll re-evaluate our priorities..
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26/03/2020 12:23:57 5 3
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Would love to see the Women's World Cup Final from 2017. I was there that day and it was an incredible game. It's really hard to find any footage of it online.
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26/03/2020 12:26:49 8 2
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How about the 1996 NatWest final, Lancashire v. Essex. A classic as, despite only scoring 186, Lancashire won by an astonishing 129 runs. One for the bowlers definately.
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26/03/2020 12:26:49 8 1
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2005 Ashes. Please. In real time.
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26/03/2020 12:27:59 1 0
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Ireland vs Windies in 2007 world cup. Loved it.
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26/03/2020 12:30:00 8 1
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Eng v India, OT, Aug 2007. Best match I've been to. India out for modest 212 then typical Eng collapse. 114-7 when Broad joined Bopara with 99 to get. It was a D/N match so we were wondering if it was time to quit early to get home but slowly those two took control. Question is "did England make it or was it another glorious defeat?" Presumably, you'll be able to watch it to find out!
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26/03/2020 12:31:41 0 0
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20 NickyBics; I've forgotten, don't spoil it.....
Think I'd rather have the virus than watch any cricket! I know these can be tedious times for those in self isolation, but the sporting equivalent of watching paint dry?? Removed
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26/03/2020 12:56:04 1 1
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21. Posted byJay-212 With any luck your wish will come true
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26/03/2020 12:30:20 14 0
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ODI England vs West Indies, Old Trafford 1984 please. Viv Richards 189no, including about 100 scored after the 9th WI wicket had fallen. Incredible, inspirational.
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26/03/2020 12:31:21 5 2
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It's great idea, as long as it's not all stuck behind pay wall channels. Any chance of that? I have my doubts sadly.
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26/03/2020 12:31:21 21 0
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1981 Botham Ashes start to finish what a series
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26/03/2020 12:30:00 8 1
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Eng v India, OT, Aug 2007. Best match I've been to. India out for modest 212 then typical Eng collapse. 114-7 when Broad joined Bopara with 99 to get. It was a D/N match so we were wondering if it was time to quit early to get home but slowly those two took control. Question is "did England make it or was it another glorious defeat?" Presumably, you'll be able to watch it to find out!
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26/03/2020 12:31:41 0 0
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20 NickyBics; I've forgotten, don't spoil it.....
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26/03/2020 12:34:53 12 1
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Great idea. Let's also have a proper football match/highlights on MOTD. I'm sure my rugby loving friends would appreciate reruns for them - etc etc. Come on Beeb and rights holders - be helpful!
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26/03/2020 12:35:33 71 2
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Could the BBC not dig out a few old John Player League games for us to view instead of the endless cooking/antiques/consumer issues drivel which passes for daytime viewing at present?
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26/03/2020 14:47:02 6 0
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@27 Bear, with the great John Arlott commentating and Kent and Lancashire battering everyone? Halcyon days!
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26/03/2020 12:42:47 59 1
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I don't often say this but . . . well done ICC. Now please BBC Sport - if you still have the rights to show your old coverage - I'd love to see some of the 80s and 70s test and One Day county matches I remember. Old B&H Cup and Natwest Trophy matches.
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Sha
26/03/2020 12:45:18 2 0
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Scotland v Canada...ICC T20 Qualifier 2015.
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26/03/2020 12:47:29 18 0
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Jay 212, if you hate cricket so much, why did you read a cricket story and go on a cricket thread? Just curious.
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26/03/2020 13:20:06 16 2
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@30 & 36: It's a troll. What it's interested in is being paid attention to. Don't feed it, just report is as off-topic/offensive/etc. Dear BBC, I presume the ICC doesn't have any Tests to show. You do. How about following their initiative, as others are suggesting, and fish some stuff, Test & domestic, out of YOUR enormous cricket archives?
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26/03/2020 12:47:29 2 18
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To make this user friendly for the Brits does this mean you are only showing the 2019 WC?
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26/03/2020 13:09:41 3 2
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@31 James Stupid is as stupid does
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Viz
26/03/2020 12:48:30 3 26
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World Cup 2019 Final was not a classic. It was a punch in the face of ICC.
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26/03/2020 12:49:20 7 1
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Any cricket with commentary with the dulcet tones of the great Jim Laker and Richie Benaud - 1981 confectionary stall. John Player League stuff would just be great. Or anything from the late great Bob Willis or with Nasser and Ian sparring with Lloydy going some pearls of wisdom
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26/03/2020 12:52:22 40 2
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Test matches please, for people who love cricket in its ultimate format.
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26/03/2020 12:55:34 8 2
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I'd love to see the full 2hrs morning's play Eng v Aus, Trent Bridge 2015. I've seen highlights, but the whole 2hrs would be special.
Think I'd rather have the virus than watch any cricket! I know these can be tedious times for those in self isolation, but the sporting equivalent of watching paint dry?? Removed
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26/03/2020 12:56:04 1 1
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21. Posted byJay-212 With any luck your wish will come true
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26/03/2020 12:56:55 4 1
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It would be better to put these videos on YouTube. Do we seriously expect UK broadcasters to show all these wonderful matches anytime soon?
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26/03/2020 13:17:55 4 1
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@37 - Sky and BT already are. The problem with YouTube is that are ways of extracting the video... meaning copyright infringements. Would like 2019 world cup final full game available on DVD/ blu-ray.
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26/03/2020 12:56:55 5 2
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Methinks 21. @Jay even self liked his own unpopular post.
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26/03/2020 12:58:55 6 2
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Why just limited overs games and not Test matches? The original and still the best form of cricket.
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26/03/2020 13:02:27 5 2
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@39: Probably because this is an ICC initiative & these are ICC events. Test matches are between the two national boards. I thought the same thing for a few seconds till I realised!
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26/03/2020 12:58:55 6 2
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Why just limited overs games and not Test matches? The original and still the best form of cricket.
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26/03/2020 13:02:27 5 2
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@39: Probably because this is an ICC initiative & these are ICC events. Test matches are between the two national boards. I thought the same thing for a few seconds till I realised!
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26/03/2020 13:05:29 3 3
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Great - 40 years of watching England find new ways to lose World Cups!
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26/03/2020 12:47:29 2 18
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To make this user friendly for the Brits does this mean you are only showing the 2019 WC?
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26/03/2020 13:09:41 3 2
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@31 James Stupid is as stupid does
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26/03/2020 13:11:22 2 2
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Any England games from the 1992 World Cup...
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26/03/2020 13:12:22 3 3
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I don't particularly recall that one but my memory of any Bopara innings is that he always did very well and got us close to victory and then got out and we lost. Just a guess.
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26/03/2020 13:14:54 2 2
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I would like to see 1992 world cup matches.
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26/03/2020 12:56:55 4 1
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It would be better to put these videos on YouTube. Do we seriously expect UK broadcasters to show all these wonderful matches anytime soon?
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26/03/2020 13:17:55 4 1
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@37 - Sky and BT already are. The problem with YouTube is that are ways of extracting the video... meaning copyright infringements. Would like 2019 world cup final full game available on DVD/ blu-ray.
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26/03/2020 13:17:55 17 1
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Stick on Brian Close batting against to West Indies at Old Trafford in 1976 in an endless loop on BBC 2. It's what the country needs right now: we're Brian, the virus is Michael Holding.
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26/03/2020 12:47:29 18 0
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Jay 212, if you hate cricket so much, why did you read a cricket story and go on a cricket thread? Just curious.
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26/03/2020 13:20:06 16 2
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@30 & 36: It's a troll. What it's interested in is being paid attention to. Don't feed it, just report is as off-topic/offensive/etc. Dear BBC, I presume the ICC doesn't have any Tests to show. You do. How about following their initiative, as others are suggesting, and fish some stuff, Test & domestic, out of YOUR enormous cricket archives?
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26/03/2020 13:21:17 37 1
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1979 4th Test. England v India. Gavaskar 221, Botham everywhere, all 4 results possible... on the FIFTH day....
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26/03/2020 17:16:40 8 0
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Philezra @49 I was there that day with my dad (sadly no longer with us), in the Vauxhall Stand, & I still remember it clearly. I had the privilege of meeting "Sir Neil" Gavaskar in 2007, and shook his hand. An absolute gentleman. The Tests of that period (76-81) I still remember more clearly than last summer's ODIs. The effects of growing old I guess! Would love the BBC to raid its archives.
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26/03/2020 17:22:13 6 0
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49 +96 Gavaskar innings at the Oval was an absolute gem, a proper test match innings on the final day. Probably the only time I wouldn't have minded England losing.
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26/03/2020 13:23:08 17 6
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Test matches would be good NOT the Mickey mouse pyjama, hit and hope formats!!
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26/03/2020 13:29:01 5 8
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@50 I would suggest that cricket attendances show that most people view the short format as anything but "mickey mouse". I suspect you view pop music in a similar vein...
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26/03/2020 14:00:17 2 20
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"@50 I would suggest that cricket attendances show that most people view the short format as anything but mickey mouse" Yes indeed - as a lifelong cricket supporter I only really WATCH ODIs & T20 That cricket is exciting & highly supported by Families, Women & Children etc Old fashioned/ Last century cricket called 'Test Cricket' is just on as background really - don't watch it as such
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26/03/2020 13:23:08 17 6
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Test matches would be good NOT the Mickey mouse pyjama, hit and hope formats!!
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26/03/2020 13:29:01 5 8
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@50 I would suggest that cricket attendances show that most people view the short format as anything but "mickey mouse". I suspect you view pop music in a similar vein...
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26/03/2020 13:31:32 18 2
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What about David Steele who looked like an ageing geography teacher but was drafted into the test team and was spoty in 75?
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26/03/2020 13:32:03 15 2
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My husband, who had a stroke a few years ago and so understands all about being housebound, will love this. Thanks.
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26/03/2020 13:39:06 42 3
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Dear BBC. I would love to hear radio commentary - i.e. complete old test matches replayed in real time over 5 days on 5 live extra. That channel must be empty and you could entertain us all by doing something that seems cheap and simple at this difficult time. That assumes you still have the old recordings. They are a national resource of historical interest so I hope someone has them if you don’t
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26/03/2020 14:01:28 8 2
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54. tom What a fine idea! And what a rarity in today's world - a Comments section comment that is practical, constructive and inventive. And do-able as well. As you say, there isn't anything on Sports Extra at the moment apart from rolling adverts for ... well, itself.
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26/03/2020 13:47:21 4 25
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To those who complain about cricket behind a paywall. Go out, get yourselves a job work hard, earn yourselves approximately £250,000,000 per annum and then you will be able to watch all the cricket you want. Also with the loose change, how about making a donation to Boris Johnson and his superb government please.
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26/03/2020 13:51:43 6 1
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What is a watch party? I'm worrying a bit about this.
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26/03/2020 13:55:25 8 1
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Lara153* against McGrath, Warne, Gillespie, haven’t watched a better innings.
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26/03/2020 13:58:16 4 2
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Jonathan Agnew greatest hits please? Including the following: 1) Leg over with Brian Johnston 2) Putting a rubber on a bat handle and any other innuendo you can think of
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26/03/2020 13:23:08 17 6
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Test matches would be good NOT the Mickey mouse pyjama, hit and hope formats!!
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26/03/2020 14:00:17 2 20
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"@50 I would suggest that cricket attendances show that most people view the short format as anything but mickey mouse" Yes indeed - as a lifelong cricket supporter I only really WATCH ODIs & T20 That cricket is exciting & highly supported by Families, Women & Children etc Old fashioned/ Last century cricket called 'Test Cricket' is just on as background really - don't watch it as such
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26/03/2020 14:07:31 4 12
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#59 You make a really good point - other than Tests v India the reason why Tests have UK large audiances in the working week is that because of the public school system it's fairly easy to get a day off work to drink some nice pints of lager in the sun with your friends/ workmates/ mates etc
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rpb
26/03/2020 15:09:05 3 0
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59. Posted byZayphod - I think that says more about your understanding of cricket than the cricket itself.
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tom
26/03/2020 13:39:06 42 3
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Dear BBC. I would love to hear radio commentary - i.e. complete old test matches replayed in real time over 5 days on 5 live extra. That channel must be empty and you could entertain us all by doing something that seems cheap and simple at this difficult time. That assumes you still have the old recordings. They are a national resource of historical interest so I hope someone has them if you don’t
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26/03/2020 14:01:28 8 2
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54. tom What a fine idea! And what a rarity in today's world - a Comments section comment that is practical, constructive and inventive. And do-able as well. As you say, there isn't anything on Sports Extra at the moment apart from rolling adverts for ... well, itself.
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26/03/2020 14:00:17 2 20
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"@50 I would suggest that cricket attendances show that most people view the short format as anything but mickey mouse" Yes indeed - as a lifelong cricket supporter I only really WATCH ODIs & T20 That cricket is exciting & highly supported by Families, Women & Children etc Old fashioned/ Last century cricket called 'Test Cricket' is just on as background really - don't watch it as such
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26/03/2020 14:07:31 4 12
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#59 You make a really good point - other than Tests v India the reason why Tests have UK large audiances in the working week is that because of the public school system it's fairly easy to get a day off work to drink some nice pints of lager in the sun with your friends/ workmates/ mates etc
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26/03/2020 14:23:09 2 0
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Anything with Ashley Giles in is at the top of my list. And no, I am not joking.
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26/03/2020 14:25:51 2 2
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that historic unforgettable world cup final at Lords please....1999 :-)
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26/03/2020 14:26:42 16 0
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The BBC could help us all by replaying entire Test Matches in real time on radio to give us cricket in the garden this summer. Could that happen? Pretty please? Oh go on go on go on....
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26/03/2020 14:26:42 16 1
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Note BBC...an organisation who is willing to share its spoils......The BBC archive is full of iconic sporting events that we as licence payers have paid to make....these should be freely available to all in the UK
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26/03/2020 14:28:12 9 0
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It would be great to have Laker & Benaud back in the front room again. How I miss the old Nat-West one day trophy. Please bring it back, ECB. Supporting an unfashionable county these days means perpetually having to play Northern powerhouses, home and away. Tough to qualify. Boring format. A return to the randomness of a knockout cup must have some appeal to cricketing folk.
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26/03/2020 14:45:32 7 0
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Is Bothams ashes series on there ? or the 78 England V India test series ?
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26/03/2020 12:35:33 71 2
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Could the BBC not dig out a few old John Player League games for us to view instead of the endless cooking/antiques/consumer issues drivel which passes for daytime viewing at present?
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26/03/2020 14:47:02 6 0
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@27 Bear, with the great John Arlott commentating and Kent and Lancashire battering everyone? Halcyon days!
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26/03/2020 14:50:24 6 0
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Why not Super Stokes in the 4th Ashes Test at Headingly, 2019. Please. Pleeaase. I'm on my knees... as indeed was Lyon when he dropped that catch...
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26/03/2020 14:55:47 2 1
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Upload the 2013/14 Ashes please.
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GC
26/03/2020 14:58:39 3 5
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Let's face it, we just want either the totally bent games, or Botham's Ashes.
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26/03/2020 15:00:10 4 1
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Meanwhile in the Caribbean they could show the 1984 Blackwash.
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26/03/2020 12:07:49 12 0
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1993 Natwest. Asif Din. Would be great to see that again!.
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26/03/2020 15:00:40 7 0
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@10 1993 NatWest Final....Incredible match, many memories of that game. Not a game for bowlers. Bill Athey out 2nd ball, David Smith 120, Speight out for 50 before lunch. Score 326 and manage to lose. Yes Din scored 120 too but think MOM was really D Reeve respectable bowling figures and a crucial 80 when things were very tight. Sussex support there...not a happy evening.
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les
26/03/2020 15:01:51 5 0
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Bagheera04@58 .......Surely at the top is Brian Johnston's 1976 observation and commentary when England 'entertained' the West Indies. ....the bowler is Holding, the batsman's Wiley'. No innuendo there !
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26/03/2020 16:06:28 3 0
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@74: Alas, Les, whilst the pun is too good not to have been made, it never was on air & it wasn't even of Johnner's coining. Henry Blofeld and former TMS Producer Peter Baxter said that Johnston did not come up with the phrase and did not say it during commentary. Urban myth, I'm afraid!
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GC
26/03/2020 15:03:02 5 2
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Gatting vs Shakoor Rana; Atherton vs Sawdust; Hansie Cronje vs £5k and a leather jacket.
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rpb
26/03/2020 15:05:13 8 0
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Oval test 1968 England V Australia. Not only a classic but seismic political impact.
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26/03/2020 14:00:17 2 20
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"@50 I would suggest that cricket attendances show that most people view the short format as anything but mickey mouse" Yes indeed - as a lifelong cricket supporter I only really WATCH ODIs & T20 That cricket is exciting & highly supported by Families, Women & Children etc Old fashioned/ Last century cricket called 'Test Cricket' is just on as background really - don't watch it as such
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rpb
26/03/2020 15:09:05 3 0
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59. Posted byZayphod - I think that says more about your understanding of cricket than the cricket itself.
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26/03/2020 15:09:05 12 1
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It would be nice of SKY to show some of their matches free. I would like to actually see Alastair Cook bat in real time. Like a lot of folks I have only ever seen highlights. Never seen Anderson in his pomp either. Nor Stokes, Broad or Ali to name a few. BTW you can pause SKY Sports subs with one quick free call. You can still access the channels though.
'Classic' cricket matches? Then why include women's cricket? Removed
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26/03/2020 15:24:23 3 0
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The cricket in the highlights above is good enough to speak for itself so why the awful graphics?
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26/03/2020 15:26:04 8 0
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Sachin and Azhar batting against Donald, Pollock, McMillan and Klusener at Cape Town 1997. Batting never looked more beautiful!
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26/03/2020 15:30:56 5 1
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How about the International Cavaliers, Sunday has never been the same since those games came to an end.
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26/03/2020 15:32:27 6 1
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The good ol days when the spirit of cricket was about getting wickets and not scoring boundaries
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26/03/2020 15:43:13 12 0
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Retro sport is brilliant. ESPN Classic Matches was always worth watching. Surely this is cheap so even the BBC can do it?
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26/03/2020 15:49:56 10 0
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At last, a chance to watch the whole of the 1981 Headingley Test
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26/03/2020 15:50:47 10 0
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I wish the BBC would make available full Test Match Special commentaries from the archives, on demand so that I can choose when to stop and start.
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26/03/2020 16:03:46 19 0
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It would be nice if the BBC dug into their vast archive at this time and also began showing some classic matches/events from a wide spectrum of sport. Something for everybody.
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les
26/03/2020 15:01:51 5 0
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Bagheera04@58 .......Surely at the top is Brian Johnston's 1976 observation and commentary when England 'entertained' the West Indies. ....the bowler is Holding, the batsman's Wiley'. No innuendo there !
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26/03/2020 16:06:28 3 0
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@74: Alas, Les, whilst the pun is too good not to have been made, it never was on air & it wasn't even of Johnner's coining. Henry Blofeld and former TMS Producer Peter Baxter said that Johnston did not come up with the phrase and did not say it during commentary. Urban myth, I'm afraid!
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26/03/2020 17:19:52 6 0
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Raedwulf @88 I'm sure I remember "Lillee, caught Willey in the gully, bowled Dilley", from a tour in the early 1980s in Australia. Does that one ring any bells?
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Cricket is soooooooo boring. Removed
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26/03/2020 16:19:45 4 1
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A bit OT but I would love Eurosport to show a classic Giro D'Italia. As for TdF without spectators, how on earth do you police a 3,000 km route? It is going to be cancelled as will Wimbledon.
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26/03/2020 16:20:25 3 0
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I am positively convinced I once heard Johnners refer to Deryck Murray as the n***** in the woodpile when he was putting up resistance to a rampant England attack. The next day Johnners ruefully referred to his 'unfortunate remark'. I'm sure I didn't dream it - did anyone else hear ? You won't of course find any reference anywhere....
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26/03/2020 16:27:49 9 0
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Please remember to cancel your Sky subscription
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26/03/2020 16:34:43 1 7
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Yep, here is another chance to watch Ben Stokes!!!! Will it be cricket or a post night out scene?
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26/03/2020 16:54:05 6 0
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Positive news and that’s welcome. Has anybody got any advice on BT Sport? My 81 year old Dad has paused his Sky with no problems. But BT sodding sport have been a disgrace, insisting on a phone call they never answer. Any advice out there? I’ve told him to cancel the direct debit and write a letter, he’s outside the contract period!
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mrj
26/03/2020 17:14:08 4 0
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I rang BT, 0800 800 150, and they have given me one months credit for BT Sports. If, as I expect, that Sport is still inactive after this one month then I will repeat this process.
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26/03/2020 17:35:20 2 0
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Cheers MrJ @ 95. Will try that!
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26/03/2020 13:21:17 37 1
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1979 4th Test. England v India. Gavaskar 221, Botham everywhere, all 4 results possible... on the FIFTH day....
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26/03/2020 17:16:40 8 0
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Philezra @49 I was there that day with my dad (sadly no longer with us), in the Vauxhall Stand, & I still remember it clearly. I had the privilege of meeting "Sir Neil" Gavaskar in 2007, and shook his hand. An absolute gentleman. The Tests of that period (76-81) I still remember more clearly than last summer's ODIs. The effects of growing old I guess! Would love the BBC to raid its archives.
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26/03/2020 16:06:28 3 0
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@74: Alas, Les, whilst the pun is too good not to have been made, it never was on air & it wasn't even of Johnner's coining. Henry Blofeld and former TMS Producer Peter Baxter said that Johnston did not come up with the phrase and did not say it during commentary. Urban myth, I'm afraid!
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26/03/2020 17:19:52 6 0
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Raedwulf @88 I'm sure I remember "Lillee, caught Willey in the gully, bowled Dilley", from a tour in the early 1980s in Australia. Does that one ring any bells?
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@97: Hey, b-v. Keeping well, I hope? Yes, that one did indeed happen. Lillee 19 c P Willey b Dilley. 2nd inn's, WACA Test 14/12/79. Notable also as the infamous "aluminium bat test", & it was Dilley's debut. And his first victim was Julien Wiener. Wiener & Willey in the same Test - cue Johnner's naughty schoolboy humour!
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26/03/2020 13:21:17 37 1
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1979 4th Test. England v India. Gavaskar 221, Botham everywhere, all 4 results possible... on the FIFTH day....
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26/03/2020 17:22:13 6 0
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49 +96 Gavaskar innings at the Oval was an absolute gem, a proper test match innings on the final day. Probably the only time I wouldn't have minded England losing.
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26/03/2020 18:05:48 5 0
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Collins @98 I also remember Gooch bowling his impersonations - particularly of Willis, Thomson and Boycott (complete with back-to-front cap).
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26/03/2020 17:24:34 6 1
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I'm assuming this will be on free view channels - available to all cricket fans - rather than on the usual pay TV suspects channels.
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Some of the best games are those that got rained off!