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Ian Greig      

Full name Ian Alexander Greig

Born December 8, 1955, Queenstown, Cape Province, South Africa

Current age 61 years 170 days

Major teams England, Border, Cambridge University, Griqualand West, Surrey, Sussex

Nickname Washies, Greigy

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Height 5 ft 11 in

Education Queens College, Queenstown; Downing College, Cambridge

Relation Brother - AW Greig, Nephew - WG Hodson

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 2 4 0 26 14 6.50 102 25.49 0 0 2 0 0 0
First-class 253 339 50 8301 291 28.72 8 40 152 0
List A 235 200 44 3136 82 20.10 0 6 55 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 2 3 188 114 4 4/53 4/72 28.50 3.63 47.0 1 0 0
First-class 253 25065 13023 419 7/43 31.08 3.11 59.8 10 2
List A 235 7993 5953 212 5/30 5/30 28.08 4.46 37.7 3 3 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Pakistan at Birmingham, Jul 29-Aug 1, 1982 scorecard
Last Test England v Pakistan at Lord's, Aug 12-16, 1982 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1974/75 - 1991
List A span 1974/75 - 1992
Profile

A scaled down version of his brother Tony: not as big, not as loud, not as good, Ian Greig was never likely to challenge Ian Botham for the England allrounder's job. Determined rather than naturally talented, he was probably lucky to be picked by England in the first place and didn't particularly impress in his two matches. He was released by Sussex in 1985, and emigrated to Australia. He returned to England in 1987 to become Surrey captain, where he helped to introduce young players such as Graham Thorpe and Martin Bicknell into the team. Peter Kirk

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Derbyshire v Leics at Derby - May 25-28
Leics 619 Derbyshire 532/8 (141 ov)
Essex v Surrey at Chelmsford - May 26-29
Surrey 369 Essex 215/3 (80 ov)
Glamorgan v Durham at Swansea - May 26-29
Durham 342 Glamorgan 225/6 (59 ov)
Kent v Sussex at Tunbridge Wells - May 26-29
Kent 369 & 116/0 (35 ov) Sussex 164
Northants v Worcs at Northampton - May 26-29
Northants 238 & 53/2 (18 ov) Worcs 434
Notts v Gloucs at Nottingham - May 26-29
Notts 430/9d Gloucs 149 & 37/1 (10.3 ov) (f/o)
Somerset v Hampshire at Taunton - May 26-29
Hampshire 162 & 293 Somerset 197 & 39/0 (10 ov, target 259)
2nd ODI: England v South Africa at Southampton - May 27
England won by 2 runs
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