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Happy birthday, Richie Benaud and Tony Greig

Memorable lines from Benaud and Greig's commentary careers

Oct 6, 2018: On the occasion of Richie Benaud and Tony Greig's birthdays, we look back at some memorable lines from their commentary careers

ESPNcricinfo staff

Here's the Ashes

Nov 22, 2017: Commentators, presenters, spectators, players - we're all waiting for the latest edition of the storied series to kick off

Mark Nicholas

'Early in life I worked out that being yourself is the easiest thing'

Sep 3, 2016: Ian Chappell talks about making the transition from the field to the commentary box, where he teamed up with Benaud, Lawry and Greig

Interview by Gaurav Kalra

The long, hot summer of Viv Richards

Aug 13, 2016: Forty years ago today, the master put the finishing touches on his most dominating performance in an uncharacteristically sultry English season filled with them

Karthik Krishnaswamy


Shell-shocked and bloodied

Oct 11, 2014: England arrived in Australia full of hope... and left routed, battered and bewildered

Martin Williamson

The good, the bad and the Greigy

Feb 5, 2014: Remembering English cricket's favourite punching bag, who didn't always do the right thing, but had unbridled passion for the game

Rob Steen

Jacques Kallis and 12 other Great South African All-rounders

Celebrating South Africa's two-in-ones

Sep 10, 2013: A new book looks at a baker's dozen of the country's finest allrounders

Firdose Moonda

England news

Greig achieves final acceptance

Jun 24, 2013: The ECB hosted Tony Greig's memorial service in Trafalgar Square, an occasion at which his promotion of Kerry Packer and Word Series Cricket was only lauded

Ivo Tennant

The death of two salesmen

Apr 18, 2013: Another county season gets underway. It won't be the same without Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Tony Greig

Mark Nicholas

Wisden Obituary

Tony Greig

Apr 11, 2013: The England captain and allrounder was a hugely influential figure in the world game but also an outsider to the end

Sentimental in Sydney

Jan 7, 2013: The SCG for the Australia-Sri Lanka Test was a place for memories, goodbyes and a terrific show of support for a good cause

Mark Nicholas

Cricket's greatest salesman

Dec 30, 2012: Tony Greig had unlimited enthusiasm for the game, and he took it global, working from Brisbane to Bridgetown and everywhere in between

Mark Nicholas

Big friend of a little island

Dec 30, 2012: Tony Greig shared a special bond with Sri Lanka, dating back to before their World Cup win

Andrew Fernando

A champion of the players' cause

Dec 29, 2012: Tony Greig was one of England's premier allrounders and a man who didn't mind being villified for fighting for what he believed was his right

David Tossell

Tributes to Tony Greig

'One of cricket's great travellers'

Dec 29, 2012: Tony Greig genuinely loved the game, was always well-informed about it, and brought an energy all his own to the commentary box

Harsha Bhogle

'The little man has hit the big fella for six'

Dec 29, 2012: Memorable lines from the commentary of Tony Greig

ESPNcricinfo staff

'Tony's passion for cricket always came through'

Dec 29, 2012: A tribute from an Ashes rival and a fellow commentator

Ian Chappell

Richie Benaud pays tribute to Tony Greig

'He was strong in every regard'

Dec 29, 2012: Richie Benaud on Tony Greig, who died in Sydney at the age of 66

Brydon Coverdale

Tributes to Tony Greig

The end of an infectious partnership

Dec 29, 2012: Bill Lawry has remembered his friend and colleague Tony Greig as a great family man and a gentleman

Brydon Coverdale

Tributes to Tony Greig

'Stirred viewers the way he did opposition teams'

Dec 29, 2012: Tributes to Tony Greig, who died in Sydney at the age of 66

ESPNcricinfo staff
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