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Vale Tony Grieg


Reggie29

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Yeah RIP Tony, a giant of a man and huge character, if somewhat unsuccessful as England captain IIRC?

He was England captain when I first got into cricket, I think. At first, I couldn't place his weird accent. Not a Brummy, not a Scouser, not a Geordie...turned out he was the first of many South Efrikaans we nicked, although I think in his case it was more him coming here to avoid the sporting embargo during the apartheid era...? Good for him.

Where would English cricket be without our South Efrikaaners?

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Not one for our US readers as I explain:

RIP Tony. He was an excellent commentator. If you are of the choosing, then the DVD of the Ashes series in England in 2005 has our Griegy on blistering form. I remember Flintoff bowling to an aussie tail ender. Griegy, as Freddie runs in to bowl, says " Now then, a ball right up in the blockhole". Freddie obliged. Classic. Sadly missed

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