TONY GREIG: LOVE, WAR AND CRICKET – A FAMILY MEMOIR
WHEN the first ball is bowled in this summer’s opening Ashes Test between Australia and England at the Gabba on November 21 something will be missing.
It will be strange not to hear the banter between Tony Greig and Bill Lawry on Nine’s commentary.
For many cricket fans this will be the first time they will watch a home Test against the Poms without the insights of the former English skipper, after he lost his battle against cancer less than a year ago.
Greig’s life has been recounted in a remarkable memoir penned by his mother Joyce and his eldest son Mark.
“Those first couple of days were very emotional … but eventually we came through that and ended up reminiscing and telling stories about Dad’s life,’’ Mark said.
And the desire to preserve those stories led to this book.