Remembering Tony Greig – First death anniversary

Remembering Tony Greig – First death anniversary

Written by Staff Writer

29 Dec, 2013 | 8:45 am

Today marks the first anniversary of  former England captain and Television Commentator Tony Greig’s death.

Tony Greig died of a heart attack at the age of 66 last year after being diagnosed with lung cancer.

South Africa-born Greig, who played 58 Tests for England, was initially diagnosed with bronchitis in May 2012, then the condition lingered and testing revealed he had lung cancer.’

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He finished playing for England at the age of 30.

In his 58-match Test career, Greig scored 3,599 runs at an average of 40.43 and picked up 141 wickets. He slammed eight centuries during his Test career. In 22 ODIs that he played, Greig scored 269 runs and managed 19 wickets.

He later became a popular commentator and had worked for Nine Network.

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