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|Full name||Anthony William Greig|
|Born|| 6 October 1946|
Queenstown, Cape Province, South Africa
|Died|| 29 December 2012 (aged 66)|
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
|Height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Bowling style|| Right-arm medium|
Right-arm off break
|Relations|| Ian Greig (brother)|
Norman Curry (brother-in-law)
|Test debut (cap 452)||8 June 1972 v Australia|
|Last Test||30 August 1977 v Australia|
|ODI debut (cap 15)||24 August 1972 v Australia|
|Last ODI||6 June 1977 v Australia|
|Domestic team information|
|5 wickets in innings||6||0||33||3|
|10 wickets in match||2||n/a||8||n/a|
|Source: Cricinfo, 28 October 2009|
Anthony William "Tony" Greig (6 October 1946 - 29 December 2012) was an England Test cricket captain turned commentator. Born in South Africa, Greig qualified to play for the English national team by virtue of his Scottish parentage. He was a tall (6 feet 6 inches or 1.98 metres) batting all-rounder who bowled both medium pace and off spin. Greig was captain of England from 1975 to 1977, and also captained Sussex. His younger brother, Ian Greig, also played Test cricket, while several other members of his extended family played at first-class level.
A leading player in English county cricket, Greig is thought by some former players and pundits to have been one of England's leading international all-rounders. He was also, however, a sometimes controversial figure. 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 England captaincy. He is also noted for a controversial run-out of Alvin Kallicharran in a Test Match against the West Indies in 1974, and often clashed with Australian fast bowler Dennis Lillee on the 1974–75 Ashes Tour in Australia. His infamous "grovel" statement in the lead-up to the 1976 tour of England by the West Indies was met with severe criticism.
Greig became a commentator following the end of his playing career, later emigrating to Australia. A long-term sufferer of epilepsy, he was diagnosed with lung cancer in October 2012. Greig died in Sydney, New South Wales, on 29 December 2012 after suffering a cardiac arrest caused by a suspected heart attack.