Tony Greig


Tony Greig

Anthony "Tony" William Greig (born October 6, 1946) is a former cricketer and currently a commentator.

Although born in South Africa, Greig qualified to play for England by virtue of his Scottish father, and at six foot seven in height he cut an impressive figure. He became captain of the national side from 1975 to 1977, and was also captain of the Sussex county side. Greig's younger brother Ian, also played Test cricket.

He was a sometimes controversial figure. His most daring act was when he helped Kerry Packer start World Series Cricket by signing up many of his English colleagues as well as West Indian and Pakistani cricketers, a move which cost him the captaincy of England. He is also noted for a controversial run-out of Alvin Kallicharran in a Test match against the West Indies in 1974. In a later match, he turned in a personal performance that saved the series for England. He also clashed with Australian fast bowler Dennis Lillee on the 1974/75 Ashes tour in Australia.

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