Tony Greig was a fearless cricketer, a born entertainer, a stalwart friend and a loving son and father. His death in December 2012 was met with an outpouring of grief from friends, family, fans and colleagues alike. Summer in Australia will never be the same.
This enthralling memoir begins in Tony's birthplace, South Africa, as his mother Joyce embarks on an extraordinary war time love affair with a man not her husband, Sandy Greig. Tony's life encompassed more than half a century of cricket, from school boy cricket in his beloved South Africa, to his early days in Sussex, through to his captaincy of England. Whether he was loved or hated, on or off the field, all respected the big man's courageous spirit and skills as an all-rounder. Through his controversial friendship with Kerry Packer and his involvement in World Series Cricket, Tony helped change the game forever. Turning from foe to friend, Tony won over Australian audiences becoming one of the most beloved sports commentators of all time. A legend beyond the cricket pitch, Tony's enthralling story is told by the people who knew him best, his mother Joyce and his son Mark.
An intriguing and charming family memoir of one of Australia's favourite adopted sons.
About the Author
Josephine 'Joycie' Greig was born in South Africa, more than ninety years ago. Joycie is the proud mother of two former English cricketers, Tony and Ian Greig, and daughters, Sally Ann and Molly Joy. She is the founding member of Al-Anon in the Eastern Cape, an international fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics. Joycie lives in East London, South Africa. Mark Greig was born in in 1975 in England. One month after his birth, his father was appointed captain of the England cricket team. His family emigrated to Sydney Australia in 1980. Mark lives in Sydney and is married with three daughters. Mark works in the telecommunications industry.
Number Of Pages: 456
Published: 24th October 2013
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 15.8 x 4.2
Weight (kg): 0.85