TONY GREIG: LOVE, WAR AND CRICKET – A FAM­ILY MEM­OIR

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - BOOKS - By Joyce Greig and Mark Greig Pan Macmil­lan RRP $ 39.99 hard­cover

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.

TONY BARTLETT

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