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Mmmm, can appreciate your point.

If you're not a fan then it can appear that way although there are some cracking stories within the sport like:


Greg Thomas was bowling to Viv Richards in a county game. Viv missed a superb outswinger, and Thomas said "It's red, round and weighs about 5 1/2 ounces." Next ball Viv hits Greg Thomas out of the ground and replies, "Greg, you know what it looks like. Go ahead and find it!"


Fred Trueman bowling. The batsman edges and the ball goes to first slip, and missing the catch falls right between Raman Subba Row's legs. Fred doesn't say a word. At the end of the over, Row ambles past Trueman and apologizes sheepishly. "I should've kept my legs together, Fred". The reply is classic Trueman, "Not you son, Your mother should've!"


Then there's Nayan Mongia the wicket keeper who quietly asked the new batsman "So how's your wife, and my kids?"



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Probably didn't - but there have been some wonderful dropped testicles in the commentary box. As everyone knows, the best cricket commentary has always been on the Radio.


Both happened so long ago that I'm not even sure whether I heard them myself originally or was told about them, but I'm sure the following are the genuine article.


1. Peter West, I believe, before his time, opening up the issue of Gay Rights in sport: "... and Amis stands in the slips, legs apart, waiting for a tickle." <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />


2. Johnners, I think it was, however, who's responsible for the best ever (especially as it appealed so much to the adolescent schoolboy humour of his colleagues, desperately and unsuccessfully trying to stifle their laughter.) England, West Indies test match; Peter Willey at the crease; Michael Holding about to bowl: "... so, as we begin the nth over, the bowler's Holding, the batsman's Willey." <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif" alt="" /> Priceless.


... and not a mention in sight of my sad campaign for real beer in the Clubhouse.




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My favourite was a story told by John Arlott. He was following a commentator who finished every over with "and the Sun is slowly setting in the west" So fed up was Arlott with this that when his turn came he started with "and the sun is still slowly setting in the west, and if it begions to set anywhere else, you will be the first to know"



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