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Tony Greig

Cricketer and Commentator Tony Greig

Profession: Cricketer and Commentator

Biography: The captain of England from 1975-77, he is considered by some to be one of England's leading international all-rounders and helped start World Series Cricket.

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

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Libra

Died: December 29, 2012 (aged 66)
Cause of Death: Heart attack brought on by lung cancer

Historical Events

  • 1972-06-08 Test Cricket debut of Tony Greig, v Australia at Old Trafford (57/62)
  • 1974-04-02 England cricket fast bowler Tony Greig takes 8-86 in West Indies' 1st innings in tourists' 26 run 5th Test win in Port-of-Spain; Greig also captures 5-70 in 2nd innings