Tony Greig: A Reappraisal of English Cricket's Most Controversial Captain (Hardback)

by David Tossell

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Tony Greig is remembered as the captain who led cricket into its biggest crisis of the last century. An all-rounder who mixed boldness with belligerence, he had become the first South African to skipper England, restoring national pride with victory in India after poundings at the hands of Australia and the West Indies. A controversial and charismatic figure whose 'make them grovel' comment about the West Indies typified his ability to talk himself into trouble, he lost the captaincy when it transpired that he was recruiting players for Kerry Packer's World Series Cricket. More than three decades later, now a leading television commentator, Greig has never been fully absolved. Tony Greig is more than just a biography of a fierce competitor who never backed down from a challenge; whether it was dealing with epilepsy, facing up to Dennis Lillee or challenging the authorities. Featuring many new interviews, including with Greig himself, it examines why he remains largely unforgiven, asks whether off-field activities have condemned his career to be forever under-appreciated and offers a compelling portrait of a fascinating cricketing era.

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Published
01/04/2011

Publisher
Pitch Publishing Ltd

ISBN
9781908051011


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