Radio coverage. We now have 3 broadcasters. Opinions?

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sandeano

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Driving home from work tonight and was listening to the coverage of the Strikers vs Stars match on Big Bash Nation which seems to be shared by SEN and Macquarie Sports. So I tuned in to hear the last five minutes of Seb Gotch's innings. At no time did I hear what score he was on or how many balls he had faced. Even when he was out I had no idea how many runs he had made. And then for the next 4 or five wickets - never did the commentators state how many runs they had made or were out for.

Oh, I did learn that co-commentator Shaun Tait was bought to us by Red Energy, as that was mentioned every over.

Geez, how hard is it? "Smith departs for 26 from 19 balls, caught Bloggs of the bowling of Brown. It is 4/113"

Not that bloody hard.
 

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ABC have improved massively since last season. It's a seriously impressive effort, what with the TV rights deal diluting the talent and Whateley/Rogers jumping ship.
I would say the ABC have improved largely because Whateley and Rogers jumped ship.
 

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I won't bother asking you about why you think ABC has improved without Whateley but why do you think they're better off without Rogers?
He was very boring. When he wasn’t being boring, he used to giggle. When he was on with Whateley and Dirk Nannes, it was unlistenable
 

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Just listening to 1116 AM in the car and it took a full 2 minutes to name the fielder who caught the Sri Lankan opener. Then after the second wicket fell wouldn’t/couldn’t/hadn’t named the incoming batsman I reckon for 5 minutes but by that time I was out of the car. Strange considering these are the fundamental stats/info that listeners need and want to know.


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Just listening to 1116 AM in the car and it took a full 2 minutes to name the fielder who caught the Sri Lankan opener. Then after the second wicket fell wouldn’t/couldn’t/hadn’t named the incoming batsman I reckon for 5 minutes but by that time I was out of the car. Strange considering these are the fundamental stats/info that listeners need and want to know.


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ABC radio not much better, tuned in to hear the score and they spent about 5 minutes waffling on about the pink ball before they bothered to mention it.
 
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