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Wired World of Sports

Wired World of Sports
The Twelfth Man - Wired World of Sports.png
Studio album by
GenreSpoken Word, Comedy
LabelEMI Music
ProducerBilly Birmingham, David Froggatt
The Twelfth Man chronology
Wired World of Sports
The 12th Man Again

Wired World of Sports is the debut album released by The Twelfth Man. Released in 1987, it reached number one on the Kent Music Report in February 1988.

At the ARIA Music Awards of 1988, the album won ARIA Award for Best Comedy Release.[1]


A spoof episode of Wide World of Sports with Birmingham impersonating the voices of hosts Mike Gibson and Ian Chappell, and other sports commentators such as Richie Benaud, Darrell Eastlake, Jack Gibson, Max Walker, Lou Richards, Murray Walker, Ken Callander and John Tapp.


Richie Benaud reviewed the album saying "Plus mark, excellent entertainment as always. Minus mark, the same as last time. A bit too long, too much swearing for the sake of it and Chappelli's voice still not right. But in a word: brilliant".[2]

Track listing

CD (CDP 748887)

  1. "Wired World Of Sports" - 35:36
  2. "It's Just Not Cricket" - 10:47


Weekly charts

Chart (1987/88) Position
Australian Kent Music Report[3] 1

Year-end charts

Chart (1988) Position
Australian (Kent Music Report)[4] 19
Australian (ARIA Charts)[5] 25

See also


  1. ^ "Winners by Year 1988". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ "The Very Best of Richie by The 12th Man - CD". JB HiFi. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970-1992. St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book. p. 315. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. NOTE: Used for Australian Singles and Albums charting from 1970 until ARIA created their own charts in mid-1988.
  4. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970-1992. St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book. p. 440. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  5. ^ "ARIA Charts - End Of Year Charts - Top 50 Albums 1988". ARIA. Retrieved 2017.

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