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    Quote Originally Posted by Lillian Thomson View Post
    Botham made his debut with Greig still in the team.
    That I had completely forgotten, but I think the point remains that they could have played together for a few years before Greig was past it/distracted

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    Quote Originally Posted by Engle View Post
    Definitely top 15 AR, arguably top 10.

    Since an AR glues the gaps of the team, then one who can bowl both spin and seam is a rare and valuable asset.

    Greig comes very close to being the best well-rounded AR (as opposed to batting or bowling AR) - just a shade better in batting than in bowling.
    Yet he wasnt included inCW's all time 18 all rounders i looked at

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Flint View Post
    Yet he wasnt included inCW's all time 18 all rounders i looked at
    Presumably because he only played for 6 years. Longevity has always been supremely overrated on CW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Flint View Post
    Yet he wasnt included inCW's all time 18 all rounders i looked at
    To which I had commented : ' Some AR missing : Monty Noble, Wilfred Rhodes, Tony Greig, R. Ashwin '


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    Agree that he's underrated as a Test cricketer and all-rounder. I reckon that's because with most top-class all-rounders they're usually clearly stronger with bat or ball so you can focus on their best performances in that field and see their other skill as being on the cream of the cake. With all-rounders who are fairly evenly skilled their consistent contributions are usually not appreciated as much.

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    I think the main reason though why Grieg wasn't properly celebrated for his Test career is how he threw his lot in with WSC and that upset a lot of people and weren't prepared to give him his due as a cricketer.

    I remember Dennis Lillee observing that he though Grieg was a better cricketer before he became Test captain as seemed to make him more reserved and defensive minded.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Flint View Post
    Yet he wasnt included inCW's all time 18 all rounders i looked at
    Wasn't this just a list of 18 All rounders that the thread creator picked by himself.

    Without doubt a Cricket legend.

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    I really miss him. Tony Greig was basically cricket commentary for the short period of time that I watched cricket until his passing away.

    "Give your hand to cricket and it will take you on the most fantastic journey, a lifetime journey both on and off the field."
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    Was a classic bit of commentary of him saying something about a woman in the crowd, realising it what the modern era rather than the 70s and probably not PC or whatever to say what he did, then trying to rope Bill into the conversation to give him some help, and Bill gave him nothing. So funny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Hill View Post
    Was a classic bit of commentary of him saying something about a woman in the crowd, realising it what the modern era rather than the 70s and probably not PC or whatever to say what he did, then trying to rope Bill into the conversation to give him some help, and Bill gave him nothing. So funny.


    Pretty sure Bill said something along the lines of "You've dug the hole mate, I'm not climbing in it with you" It was brilliant stuff.

    I also remember Greg for constantly calling Cameron White "Craig".......it was years and I don't think he ever got it. White is a local boy from our home town so my missus used to go off over it.

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    Greigy famously called a game at north Sydney where mixed race couple were getting married in the gardens behind the ground, and called the bride a mail order. Think he had a spell after that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Greigy famously called a game at north Sydney where mixed race couple were getting married in the gardens behind the ground, and called the bride a mail order. Think he had a spell after that.

    Kin el.......nah that's right up there with his "grovel" comment!! Definitely had a bad case of foot in mouth did Greigy..........still miss him though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Greig’s Knock in Brisbane in 74/75 is one of he great test knocks. Lone hand in a losing side against one of the best and fastest new ball attacks of all time on a fast bowlers’ paradise.
    Undoubtedly a top knock. My old man always harps on about this series and complains that Chappelli didn't use a third man more against Greig. Always has me thinking Greigy batted like Bell more so than a KP style.
    Anyhow definitely one of England's best true AR's.

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    For a minute there I could have sworn someone said that Tony Greig batted like Ian Bell.

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