Seven Cricket Coverage


#1073

Hobart Hurricanes currently playing their second game and I believe they’re the only team yet to have a game covered on FTA Seven coverage yet. Quite a few of their WBBL games have been missed too.


#1074

Interesting. No surprises as they’d probably have the smallest supporter base and Seven has no interest in selling ads in Tasmania.


#1075

Bruce always exaggerate things.


#1076

Hurricanes regularly get crap time slots (read that as day games due to having small base to draw on). Not really a surprise that their day games haven’t been on.


#1077

7 have covered 12 WBBL games so far, Tv games for each team:
Thunder 5
Sixers 4
Perth* / Hobart / Bris* / Adel 3
Stars 2
Renegades 1
*13th TV game of 20 H&A season on 26th Dec.
So Hurricanes getting much the same as the others.


#1078

JIM Wilson hosting bbl game in spotless stadium. Glenn mcgrath Called the bbl game for the first time this season


#1079

its also worth noting that we get better coverage then the UK for the premier league - football cant be shown between 2:45 and 5:15 on a saturday


#1080

It’s a vicious cycle: small supporter base -> minimal media coverage (no broadcast by local radio stations / less FTA broadcasts -> small supporter base. This won’t change unless the Hurricanes win a BBL title.

It is done to protect attendances at soccer matches around UK, especially the lower leagues. It means though UK networks cannot even broadcast soccer matches from other parts of Europe in the same time period.


#1081

My understanding is Sky shows stuff all live sport on Prime - the vast majority of what Prime shows are highlights or heavily delayed games


#1082

Vic teams have missed out on more WBBL Channel 7 games than any other team though.

Also how come seven are happy to televise the sydney smash WBBL games and won’t show either of the women’s Melbourne Derby?


#1084

No, it was broadcast live.


#1085

They’ve really gone the D-grade commentators for tonight’s Perth vs Adelaide BBL cricket haven’t they.

Surprised me they needed everyone at the Boxing Day Test today, could’ve freed Brayshaw or Slater and sent him west for tonight surely?


#1086

Who are the commentators?


#1087

Probably Michael Slater and James Brayshaw.

TBH, I think Alison Mitchell should be used for their BBL coverage. Well measured, precise and likeable (a bit like Mel Jones).


#1088

If you don’t know, why did you say this? Because no where close.

Not currently watching, but Lisa Sthlaker was definitely one. Not sure on the others, but there were two or three guys there.

Bizarrely, I thought Lisa was commentating (which she rarely does for men’s) but she did the bat flip, did a ‘host’ V/O and then disappeared?


#1089

Just an assumption considering that both of them are jarring and polarising, which fits in the D-Grade description of yours.


#1090

I definitely saw James and Slats on the test coverage earlier.


#1091

Yep, James and Slats were in Melbourne. They did cross to Mel and Slats for an update prior to the game.

In Perth it’s Lisa Sthelaker, Jason Richardson, Greg Blewett and Brad Hodge. The bat flip also had to be done twice, it landed on the edge the first time.

Something else I noticed, they had a package of some of the players saying who they’d hate to face a ball from and which bowlers they fear. They had Dan Christian there but they had him listed as Hobart Hurricanes and with the purple backdrop despite the fact he’s now with the Renegades :frowning:


#1092

Nice use of Daft Punk’s Verdis Quo during the test coverage.


#1093

Jason Richardson calling the BBL and WBBL doubleheader at Perth Stadium tonight.