There is something comforting about the Adelaide oval, without any cricket being played, the commentators would still be able to fill many hours of their time here.
Thus, I have devised a game. A drinking game, a beautiful and traditional game, to entertain you as you are drowing in commentary cliche.
Mention of the hill, cathedral, AFL, renovation
If Les Burdett is uttered by Ian Chappell
Any time the word beautiful is used when talking about the ground
Short square boundaries
Batting friendly pitch
Any reference to Darren Lehmann in any way
Every time the scoreboard is mentioned with any of the terms ‘classic, heritage listed, pretty, olden’ (from @ABRFOTO)
If Les Burdett is mentioned by someone other than Chapelli
Anyone reminiscing about how the ground used to be (three fingers if they say the word traditional or proper)
A mention of the out the back of the members and fun
An image of someone drunk with the boof or dizzy statue
Mention of Nathan Lyon being the former groundskeeper, two fingers (from @_halshaw)
Glenn McGrath catch, one finger. Two if it’s mentioned that he caught it in the wrong hand. (from @LiebCricket)
Long straight boundaries
Les Favell’s name
Victor Richardson’s name
Drop in pitch talk
A mention of the grass banks
If someone brings up Chapell’s bar (if it’s followed by Chappelli saying how he’d rather have a bar than a stand named after him, that’s another 3 fingers)
The phrase ‘South Australian legend’
A sighting of Graham Cornes.
Victor Richardson gates.
If someone tells the Paul Collingwood super slide story.
A mention of Warne and fifth day’s. Or England’s first innings total in that Test. (both is downing your drink).
Moreton bay figs (@tomcstandard)
Down your drinks
If Chappell mentions both Les Favell and Les Burdett in the one anecdote.
All appearances, or mentions of, Nugget.
A mention of the out the back of the members with the word marquees used
For River Torrens or Memorial Drive references
Drink a bottle of something you’d never usually drink
Any reference to David Hookes in any way
If someone says Newlands is prettier.