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Sunday, September 12, 2010


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its true colville's bad, as are laxman sriramakrishnan, ranjit fernando, ather ali khan, tony cozier, mike haysman, bob willis, robin jackman, arun lal, maninder singh and mark nicholas but bill lawry seriously, common man.

The Reverse Sweep

Not a fan of Lawry myself - he is far too biased towards the Australian team and is always going on about 'the crowd lovin' it' Simply dreadful.


lol, looks like yr personal view rather than a majority one, he always seems unbiased to me but probably that's just me.

Ed Lamb

I guess it's difficult not to bring in personal likes and dislikes but for me Colville isn't at the top of the worst presenters/commentators list. By a large distance that goes to Mark Nicholas who needs to be presenting a posh version of X factor rather than sucking up to better cricketers than him. Although no-one can get close to Nicholas (thanks goodness he spends a lot of time in Australia!), Bob Willis is the epitomy of what is not needed for his role isn't he...he can be good if you need to get to sleep though....

The Reverse Sweep

Ed, I quite like Nicholas although he can be a bit sugary sweet at times - he is a better presenter than commentator IMO. I really like Willis - extremely sardonic and says what he thinks. Personally, I think he is wasted on the highlights programme. I'm sure that Charles is an amiable fella but he does grate on me


You wouldn't want to share a pint with Bob Willis; he is a miserable sod, but as a broadcaster I think he's fantastic. Most of what he says seems about right, and the fact that he cannot hide his contempt is an asset in my book.

Colville is a dick.

Sid King

Charles Colville introduced highlights of the 6th ODI against Australia on sky last Wednesday as having "a nail-biting-final-over finish but who came out on top"? We all knew at the end of England's innings thank's to his "The 6th ODI has had it all,667 runs..." When England were all out for 333 it didn't take much working out who won before Australia had even batted. My nails remained untouched! Let's see if sky lets him introduce the 7th ODI

The Reverse Sweep

Ha ha Sid. I missed that one. Classic Colville.


Yep, ColVILE is truly awful. Mark Nicholas used to be my worst commentator, but he's made to sound like Richie Benaud next to this man. God forbid he covers a county game featuring Surrey - you can almost hear him pleasuring himself in the commentary box.

There seems to be a lot of dislike for Bob Willis, but I'm a fan of his regardless. Any man who gets shunted to highlights and stuck in a studio with ColVILE for a couple of hours deserves praise, not scorn. You'd all be grumpy if that happened to you.


Arrgghh, just clicked on the link again and saw his stupid face. Get off my monitor!


Colville is both ignorant and arrogant. He clearly winds up his fellow commentators, those who have actually played first class cricket and understand the game, Why on earth does Sky persist with this ignoramus? He needs to be binned as soon as possible.


i personally think colville is good


RSPCCC You have failed the test - stop picking on Charlie #topman

Disgrunted Coville

His surname is COLVILL - no letter 'e'


I arrived at this page because I googled "Why don't they fire Charles Colville?" Thank God, I'm not alone in my allergic reaction to the over assertive, smart aleck pub bore! What audience research are they relying on to keep him in a job? If they can get shot of Andy Grey on the football side, surely they can bin Colville for ruining everybody's cricket...players, commentators, viewers alike?

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