Saturday, 5 January 2013

RIP Tony Greig

Growing up in the 80s and 90s in Australia, at this time of year the Channel 9 cricket on TV was inescapable and one of the constant voices on the box was of the late Tony Greig.  A south African who played for England and then moved to Australia to be part of the commentary team and to be a much loved sports broadcaster.  

He was lovingly and mercilessly taken the piss out of by Billy Birmingham, aka The 12th Man, and listening to those albums again has brought back many great memories,  

He battled cancer and it is a great shame that he left us so aburptly, but he will be sadly missed around here. Here's some of the great man's moments, and a tribute - of sorts - from the 12th Man.  

Rest in peace, mate.

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