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Old 02-09-2017, 03:53 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by white light View Post
I used to watch cricket on the telly, and got into it because the England V West Indies matches of the late 70's and 80's were really great.

I lost interest when Ch4 took over coverage from the Beeb. I'm sure the Ch4 coverage is fine, but just something about the adverts interrupting the flow of it for me.
They were such exciting matches, and the atmosphere in the crowd was a big part of that sense of occasion. I started to watch county cricket more, as many of those players were members of county teams.

In those pre-satellite television and pre-internet days, there wasn't wall-to-wall coverage, and with four years' gap between each Test series, it added to the relish.

I agree re Channel Four, but it's probably far worse on Sky now.

FAO: Mods - is there any chance you could post the trailer on my original post as an embedded video? I tried but it didn't work.
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