Tony Greig

Great Britain

Cricket

B: October 6, 1946
D: December 29, 2012

English Team Captain

Although born in South Africa, Greig qualified to play for England by virtue of his Scottish father. He became captain of the national side from 1975 to 1977, and was also captain of the Sussex county side. In 1976-'77, England toured India for a five Test series. England had not won a Test series in the subcontinent since 1961-'62 and were not expected to do much better against the Indian team that had some of the best spinners in the world as well as the support of tens of thousands of vociferous fans that filled the stadiums. Greig however, proved to be the ideal captain for the series, making good use of the experience from his previous tour in 1972-'73 as well as his amazing rapport with the Indian crowd. England went on to score one of their one most convincing wins in a very long time when they won the first three Tests by huge margins. Greig rated the win at Calcutta, in front of 100,000 Indian fans as the finest moment of his career. Diagnosed with lung cancer in October 2012, Greig passed away from a heart attack two months later at age 66.

SUPERSTARS RECORD
EVENT

PLACE

POINTS

MONEY

EVENT WINS
1974 UK Final

4

31 1/2

£1,000

Swimming, Soccer Penalties
TOTALS  

31 1/2

£1,000

2


PERSONAL BESTS
Swimming - 50 Meters

32.2e

1974 UK Final
Gym Test - Standing Vertical Jump

26"

1974 UK Final
100 Meter Dash

12.8e

1974 UK Final
Shooting - 20 shots @ 5 Targets

64

1974 UK Final
Soccer Penalties

5

1974 UK Final
Cycling - 400 Meter Time Trial

39.6

1974 UK Final
Points Scored - 8 events

31 1/2

1974 UK Final


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