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Tony Greig      

Full name Anthony William Greig

Born October 6, 1946, Queenstown, Cape Province, South Africa

Died December 29, 2012, St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney (aged 66 years 84 days)

Major teams England, Border, Eastern Province, Sussex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium, Right-arm offbreak

Other Commentator

Height 6 ft 6 in

Relation Brother - IA Greig, Nephew - WG Hodson

Anthony William Greig
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 58 93 4 3599 148 40.43 8 20 437 19 87 0
ODIs 22 19 3 269 48 16.81 378 71.16 0 0 19 3 7 0
First-class 350 579 45 16660 226 31.19 26 96 345 0
List A 190 177 19 3899 129 24.67 3 21 88 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 58 93 9802 4541 141 8/86 13/156 32.20 2.77 69.5 6 6 2
ODIs 22 19 916 619 19 4/45 4/45 32.57 4.05 48.2 1 0 0
First-class 350 52513 24702 856 8/25 28.85 2.82 61.3 33 8
List A 190 8435 5650 244 6/28 6/28 23.15 4.01 34.5 12 3 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Australia at Manchester, Jun 8-13, 1972 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 25-30, 1977 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v Australia at Manchester, Aug 24, 1972 scorecard
Last ODI England v Australia at The Oval, Jun 6, 1977 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1965-1978
List A span 1967-1978
Profile

At 6 feet 6 inches, Tony Greig stood head-and-shoulders above team-mates on the field, and had the confidence and charisma to go with it, making up for shortcomings of technique with the bat and pace with the ball by sheer personality and an irrepressible love of the contest. The controversial conclusion of his career, as one of the first and firmest disciples of Kerry Packer, have tended to obscure his all-round accomplishments: in the mid-1970s, there was no more complete cricketer, and he bequeathed to his successor as England's captain, Mike Brearley, a thoroughly professional and close-knit side.

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Jun 24, 2013

An invite for Tony Greig's memorial service, Trafalgar Square, London, June 24, 2013

An invite for Tony Greig's memorial service

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Jan 20, 2013

Mark Nicholas at Tony Greig's memorial service, Sydney, January 20, 2013

Mark Nicholas at Tony Greig's memorial service

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Jan 20, 2013

Tony Greig's family at his memorial service, Sydney, January 20, 2013

Tony Greig's family at his memorial service

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1975

Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Worcs at Derby - Aug 31-Sep 3
Derbyshire 356 & 145/2 Worcs 385
Durham v Notts at Chester-le-Street - Aug 31-Sep 3
Durham 253 & 309 Notts 188 & 197/4
Hampshire v Leics at Southampton - Aug 31-Sep 3
Leics 303 Hampshire 497/8
Kent v Glamorgan at Canterbury - Aug 31-Sep 3
Glamorgan 329 & 150/3 Kent 387
Lancashire v Yorkshire at Manchester - Aug 31-Sep 3
Lancashire 278 & 144/2 Yorkshire 610/6d
Middlesex v Warwickshire at Lord's - Aug 31-Sep 3
Warwickshire 362/8d Middlesex 310/6
Somerset v Northants at Taunton - Aug 31-Sep 3
Somerset 314 & 38/0 Northants 448/9d
Surrey v NZ A at The Oval - Aug 31-Sep 2
Match drawn
4th ODI: England v India at Birmingham - Sep 2
India won by 9 wickets (with 117 balls remaining)
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