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    Brilliant cricketer and even better all rounder. Thanks for the memories Griegyy.

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    I can't believe it. He's far too young - it seems like I was only listening to him the other day. Always loved his enthusiasm and that voice.

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    Now might not be the time to be a pedant, but any chance a mod could correct the spelling of Greig in the thread title?

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    Sad news. Just a voice of summer.

    Jeez, really grew up watching then listening to him every summer. He was the quintessential man Aussies loved to hate from the time he scored that hundred in 74-75 in Brisbane against Lillee and Thommo.

    After his career he used to do the old pitch reports and weather wall at the start of play. He used to do Lion insurance ads and I remember being at the cricket as a kid and him walking out to do a pitch report with some mug punter yelling out "Hey Greig, get the ****ing Lion on the line".

    He was really brash and had a real swagger to him as a player and backed himself. As a commentator I admit he used to grate me at times, but he knew the game backwards, and he really embraced the subcontinental sides enthusiastically on australian tv.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robelinda View Post
    Oh man. And Bill Lawry to commentate his last match next week, will be a much more cringeworthy commentary team next summer, whichever channel shows the cricket, that is.
    I thought Bill decided he wasn't retiring after all.

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    Now might also not be the right time, but Greig's death led the sports bulletin on 3 News here, and they used one of robelinda's videos off Youtube, as you could see his name in big yellow writing in the top lefthand corner....

    Solid, rob, solid.

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    RIP Tony. You'll be missed.

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    sad news.

    RIP Tony.

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    thank you for the memories Tony
    And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW

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    So sad. Devastating news, he did so much for Cricket and the whole sport will be poorer for his loss.

    Genuinely looking forward to the tributes that he receives at the Sydney Test.

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    Imagine if the test was still going today? There'd be no way the commentary team could keep it together.
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    Omg


    On Ten news, they showed Robelinda2's video of Tony.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    Imagine if the test was still going today? There'd be no way the commentary team could keep it together.
    Little Sri Lankans saved the viewers and commentary team from some tears
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    Shocking news.

    I was never a fan of his commentary, but his impact on the game was enormous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    Imagine if the test was still going today? There'd be no way the commentary team could keep it together.
    it wouldn't have given them a chance to absorb it either; it's not like it happened in the early hours of the morning before play, they quite literally would've been on air when it happened, jesus

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