Ian Greig

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Ian Greig
Personal information
Full nameIan Alexander Greig
Born (1955-12-08) 8 December 1955 (age 63)
Queenstown, South Africa
BattingRight-hand bat
BowlingRight-arm medium
International information
National side
Test debut29 July 1982 v Pakistan
Last Test12 August 1982 v Pakistan
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class List A
Matches 2 253 235
Runs scored 26 8301 3136
Batting average 6.50 28.72 20.10
100s/50s –/– 8/40 0/6
Top score 14 291 82
Balls bowled 188 25065 7993
Wickets 4 419 212
Bowling average 28.50 31.08 28.08
5 wickets in innings 10 3
10 wickets in match 2
Best bowling 4/53 7/43 5/30
Catches/stumpings –/– 152/– 55/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo

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[edit]

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[edit]

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] Greig's highest score of 291 came in 1990 in a total of 707 at The Oval; Lancashire replied with 863, Neil Fairbrother top scoring with 366,[4] the highest ever score at The Oval.[5]

Later life[edit]

Greig's current position is coach of the 1st XI team at the Anglican Church Grammar School in Brisbane, Australia.


  1. ^ "Ian Greig". www.cricketarchive.com. Retrieved 2012-01-06.
  2. ^ a b "Ian Greig". Retrieved 25 February 2013.
  3. ^ a b Bateman, Colin (1993). If The Cap Fits. Tony Williams Publications. p. 84. ISBN 1-869833-21-X.
  4. ^ "Surrey v Lancashire at The Oval, 3-7 May 1990". Cricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved March 16, 2018.
  5. ^ Lynch, Steven (March 13, 2018). "Which current player has the highest ODI strike rate?; Which ground has witnessed the most triple-centuries in first-class cricket?". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved March 17, 2018.

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