Billy Birmingham is an Australian humourist and sometime sports journalist, most noted for his parodies of Creator/NineNetwork UsefulNotes/{{cricket}} commentary in recordings under ''The Twelfth Man'' name.

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%% !!He has made the following albums of parodying sports commentary:

* AffablyEvil: Max Walker is affable, but willing to commit acts of violence and obscenity in order to get his job back. The real Walker enjoyed this version of himself.
* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: He loves making {{PunnyName}}s using Australian English phases.
* InMyLanguageThatSoundsLike: Those Punny Names sound quite plausable (as some are takes on real names)
* InsistentTerminology: "That's not Canary Yellow, that's Australian Gold my friend and don't you fucking forget it!"
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: When trying to pass himself off as West Indian Michael Holding, Max Walker doesn't bother to alter his voice at all, except for "mun" (man).
* RippedFromTheHeadlines: As well as inventing wacky shenanigans, Birmingham exaggerates actual incidents in Australian sport, such as Tony Greig losing a key down a large crack in the pitch in Perth (Birmingham has him lose a shoe) and Bruce Reid's constant injuries (he snaps in half in ''Still The 12th Man''). ''Bill Lawry...This is Your Life'' credits Lawry with nailing Richie Benaud's shoes to the floor; while that did happen, the prankster was actually Frank Tyson.
* SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay: At the start of ''Wired World of Sports II'', Max Walker gets a call from Richie Benaud; however, he doesn't believe it's him because Richie has every reason to hate him - and does.
-->'''Richie Benaud''': Max, it's Richie Benaud.
-->'''Max Walker''': Yeah, right, who is it?
-->'''Richie Benaud''': I told you, it's Richie Benaud.
-->'''Max Walker''': Nah, fair dinkum, who is it?
-->'''Richie Benaud''': Max, shut the fuck up! It's me, you dopey bastard!
-->'''Max Walker''': Richie! It is you!
* TotallyRadical: Invoked in-universe in ''Boned'' when the commentary team tries an image makeover to appeal to a younger audience and makes cringe-worthy attempts at hip-hop slang. Richie uses the malapropism "homos" instead of "homies" and refers to Andrew G from Channel V as Andrew V from Channel G (and as Andrew points out, he wasn't even working for Channel V anymore at the time).