Cricket on Radio


#63

Alternatively, you could listen to Gueriila Cricket. It’s not geoblocked either.


#64

Yes, I know about GC. Unfortunately they hardly talk about the cricket, preferring unfunny inside jokes to ball by ball description. But I’m sure many folk would like them.


#65

Yeah it feels like the continuous call team. I did not like it. Rather using a VPN and listen BBC, even better no VPN needed for talk sport.


#66

Guess they’re an acquired taste. I’d much rather listen to them than listening to the “paint drying” call the BBC/ABC offer.


#67

Yep- different strokes as they say (and pardon the pun). I don’t mind a little bit of humour but I don’t want it to get in the way of the coverage too much. I concede that sometimes the ABC and BBC coverage can be a little dull…much like the game itself, really!


#68

Yeah ABC NRL coverage mixes humour with the game talk well. Some people for example loved the Roy and HG coverage where I personally I did not enjoy as much :wink: But it is good to have choice.

On cricket we don’t really have that style of Gueriila Cricket on radio.


#69

Triple M managed to successfully do a Guerilla-type broadcast last summer for The Ashes in that it incorporated humour into the ‘traditional’ ball-by-ball coverage.

Personally, I’m going to miss being able to listen to it this summer


#70

Former cricketers Mike Hussey and Glenn McGrath are joining Macquarie Radio’s commentary team this summer. Hussey also works for Fox Cricket while McGrath is a member of Seven’s commentary team.
https://www.sportsradio.com.au/two-huge-names-join-macquarie-sports-radios-summer-of-cricket/


#71

Weren’t they on Macquarie last year? Are they trying to pretend this is a completely new set up?


#72

Good to hear that the wisden coverage has sponsorship. I wonder if the commentators are getting paid much?


#73

Adam Collins owns the rights, so not sure he would be paying himself!


#74

Crocmedia launched its cricket coverage at the MCG last night. As expected, Gerard Whateley will lead the ball-by-ball commentary.


#75

ABC Radio commentary team for today’s ODI in Perth: Clint Wheeldon, Jim Maxwell, Brett Sprigg, Terry Alderman, Mitchell Johnson and Michael Klinger. Coverage also simulcast on BBC 5Live Sport UK.


#76

Will both SEN and MSR have cricket in Melbourne?


#77

It will be on MSR only in Melbourne.
Macquarie’s team for today’s game include Bruce Eva, Tom Moody, Karl Langdon, Darren Lehmann, Sarah Aley and Mike Hussey.


#78

Noticed an ad for the cricket coverage on ABC television yesterday which emphasized it is commercial free!


#79

Jim Maxwell in commentary today mentioned something about the crowd getting home from today’s match in time for Bugs Bunny before the 6pm news. lol


#80

I enjoy the talksport 2 coverage so far of the 1st test from Sri Lanka. No vpn needed which is great. MSR should take the coverage too.


#81

ABC commentary team for today’s second ODI between Australia and South Africa at Adelaide Oval: Jim Maxwell, Clint Wheeldon, Quentin Hull, Jason Gillespie, Callum Ferguson and Tim Nielsen.
No mention of cricket on FiveAA Twitter. Isn’t it broadcasting the game?


#82

MSR team for today- Bruce Eva, Tim Lane, Darren Lehmann, Ian Chappell, Michael Hussey and John Emburey.