The sea change has started with Australian cricket with Rogers and Pup's retirements. Watson is, most likely,next to go followed by Haddin. To quote Godfrey, "The moving finger writes; and having writ, moves on." Well Godfrey, or Omar Khayyam.
Boycott got it right for once, the Aussies just couldn't deal with a swinging ball, on a flat pitch at Lords they tonked England all over the place and rattled us out quickly and cheaply. Get them on a swinging pitch and the Aussie's were sunk. All England need to do is keep the momentum and hammer the Aussies again in the last test starting tomorrow.
Last Edit: Aug 20, 2015 9:01:23 GMT 12 by stephen68
Watching 'The Test' again, I noticed that Godfrey was standing near what looks like a golf hole pin with a white flag on top when looking for the lost cricket ball. When the platoon arrive to help out, the flag is red, then white, then red again in various shots. Is there two flags? You never see both in the same shot. Also, Mainwaring is standing next to the red flag, the scene cuts to Walker next to the red flag, who then runs over and offers a ball to the Captain - who is still beside the red flag. Was the flag originally white in the scenes, then later changed to red?
Post by Dave Homewood on Apr 21, 2020 23:11:07 GMT 12
I hate the whistle they use to represent the ball flying through the air in the radio version. I have listened to other cricket games on the radio and never heard that whistle so it is surely unnecessary.
A strange choice, for sure, and one that is a bit 'comic strip', if you know what I mean. It's almost forgiveable on the radio, but I've seen comedies on TV that do the same to audibly illustrate some kind of motion and each time I see them pull that trick, I want to scream...
Given Mainwaring's habit of pulling up Wilson about everything from wearing an eyeglass to the way he stands with hand on hips, you'd think the pink cap the Sgt wears would've been ridiculed by the Captain.