No Minister


At a time never dreamed about for New Zealand cricket, currently toying with “The old Country” in their homeland in a two test warm up for an historic showdown with India and its Millions of fans and dollars at The Rose Bowl Southampton in a few days. An extraordinary situation where a NZ national side after all but winning a first test at lords them made changes to over half that team to have England reeling at nine down for a tiny lead at Edgbaston overnight with a full day to play.

My Disappointment, well it is only available on SPARK Sport for the army of viewers wanting to view the dramas. Getting Spark sport in a mobile mobile home is less than simple. Thanks a bunch Mister White and your board of wannabees, perhaps if a Mr black had been found in this stellar year for a game that has NZ still holding the record lowest score in an innings ever when Tyson Statham and Appleyard sent them all back to the Pavillion for twenty six all out Eden Park 1955. Having endured that sad legacy as a supporter for over half a century it might have been nice to see the current wave of success however it turns out at The Rose bowl on Sky Sport which has delivered so well for so long.

I did succumb to the lure and had fibre installed for the Last Rugby WC to enable visual from Spark only to have been more than a little chagrined over the quality then delivered.

Again, muppets, thankyou very very much.

Written by Gravedodger

June 13, 2021 at 10:03 am

Posted in New Zealand, Sport.

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  1. GD it annoys me too and I take every opportunity to tell Spark to stay out of sports coverage and improve their telecom customer service instead.

    The latest is the brawl with Adesyano (sp) – I told them I don’t watch thugs.

    Great effort by the NZ team yesterday though just a shame we could not see it. Now hope it does not rain for todays in Birmingham


    June 13, 2021 at 11:51 am

    • …………….make that rain for two days in Birmingham.


      June 13, 2021 at 11:53 am

  2. I bow to your experience, you having been a cricket “supporter” for over half a century.

    I am brand new to the game, only taking it up at 10 years old (very recently) and played just a short few seasons, retiring at 40 (less than 30 years ago).

    I do, however, note that test cricket currently is played over five days.

    I also note that at the end of the Lords test (and if you discount the Jaapie’s contribution, throughout the test) England were probably the better team – certainly they were most likely to win had there been time for a result.

    With my Spark broadband (on wire, those of us not living at tourist meccas often cannot access fibre) I have managed to connect with test cricket broadcasts from around the world and can’t understand your complaint.

    I suggest you think (cricket again 😉 ) outside the box.

    I doubt however, being disgusted with the disgraceful actions of NZC, promoting the Banks censoring and subsequent cancellation accompanied by the kow-tow-to-blacks actions of the team during our summer, I will watch much of the game.

    I have, of course, advised NZC I now cheer for India or Australia and it might be best.

    MT Tinman

    June 13, 2021 at 1:27 pm

  3. Mr White and his Board of bumbling numptees had to sell their souls to the devil – Mr White has presided over a decade of continuous multi-million dollar annual losses in his time as chief executive of NZ Cricket, even in years where we have hosted World Cups..
    And this year will be no different – although no doubt he will conveniently blame COVID.
    How many other organisations keep their chief executive on when all they ever produce is a negative balance sheet?


    June 13, 2021 at 6:20 pm

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