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Saturday, 29 December 2012 - 13:20
Tony Greig ex-English cricket captain dies aged 66
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Former England cricket captain and veteran Channel 9 commentator Tony Greig has died aged 66.

Greig, who played 58 test matches for England scored 3,599 runs at an average of 40.43 and scored 8 centuries and 20 half centuries.

He was also an effective medium pace and spin bowler and picked up 141 test wickets with a best bowling performance of 8 for 86

Greig, who played a senior role in Kerry Packer’s World Series Cricket revolution and was a distinctive voice in cricket broadcasting, was diagnosed with lung cancer in October.

He did not join the Channel 9 commentary team this summer.

Greig who was born in South Africa, went on to captain the English cricket team.

He later moved to Australia and was a huge fan of Sri Lankan cricket as well as the country.

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