Ian Greig

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Ian Greig
Personal information
Full name Ian Alexander Greig
Born (1955-12-08) 8 December 1955 (age 63)
Queenstown, South Africa
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 2 253
Runs scored 26 8301
Batting average 6.50 28.72
100s/50s –/– 8/40
Top score 14 291
Balls bowled 188 25065
Wickets 4 419
Bowling average 28.50 31.08
5 wickets in innings 10
10 wickets in match 2
Best bowling 4/53 7/43
Catches/stumpings –/– 152/–
Source: [1]

Ian Alexander Greig (born 8 December 1955) is a former professional cricketer, who played in two tests for England in 1982.[1] He is the younger brother of former England captain and cricket commentator Tony Greig and the uncle of Durham UCCE player Will Hodson.[2]

Early life and education

Greig was born in Queenstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa. He was educated at George Watson's College, Edinburgh, Queen's College, Queenstown and Downing College, Cambridge.[2] Although a South African, Greig was allowed to play for England because his father was Scottish.

Whilst at Cambridge, Greig played both rugby union and cricket. He represented Cambridge in The Varsity Match in 1977 and 1978, and won blues for cricket in 1977-78-79.

Cricket career

Greig played one-day cricket as an all rounder for Sussex County Cricket Club in 1979 before making his first-class debut for the team in 1980. His career with Sussex lasted until 1985. His most successful season for Sussex was in 1981, when he scored 911 runs (average 30.36), and took 76 wickets at 19.32. In 1982, the English selectors chose him as a replacement for the injured Derek Pringle to face Pakistan in two test matches.[3]

Sussex released Greig, and others, in 1985 as part of cost-cutting measures, and Greig emigrated to Australia. However, he joined Surrey County Cricket Club, and captained the team between 1987 and 1991.[3]

Later life

Greig's current position is coach of the 10A team at the Anglican Church Grammar School in Brisbane, Australia.


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