RIP Tony. We miss your commentary. The other commentators are not a patch on what you were.
the sound of summer has been silenced
The thoughts of Tony give me a special emotion. He was a true sportsman and a gentleman to the core and I can never forget his lively commentary. I really feel that his death is untimely. He could have lived for many more years.
Here is a small poem from me that might reflect his epitaph.
Upon this grave
Light not a lamp
upon this grave.
In it may perish
Plant not a tree
upon this grave.
In it may sit a nightingale
and sing a lamenting song.
Write not an epitaph
upon this grave.
It may not last
In the course of passing winds.
Drop not a tear
upon this grave.
In it lies a living yore,
I am swept into an unknown shore.
Seasons are my friends,
Every spring is an endless cascade .
Here, the passing winds are mine
The dale of love is synonym.
Good on ya mate, a true sportsman and world citizen - u were a shining light in the cricketing world
Having enjoyed his commentaries over the years, I first made Tony's acquaintance in Sharjah during the tournament in which South Africa were playing in 1996 when he told me he trusted I had been honest on my leave application and was not "pulling a sicky as, everytime I look at the screen, you're in the picture! He brought many, many valued hours of commentary over the years and will be sorely missed. Deepest sympathy to his whole family and friends.
Thank you for everything Chris Frank
Thank you Tony for many, many days of pleasure from your unique commentaries. My father & gr.father from Durban spent long hours debating the Packer series and as a youngster I remember deciding for myself that if a 'S.An.' was involved it must be a good thing. God Bless you in the great oval in the sky and your family as they mourn your departure. Tony, Durban, SA
Knowing that such a great man as Tony Greig was able to live and live well with epilepsy was an encouragement to myself, and to many others with epilepsy, to do the same.
I was a kid when I first watched my live telecast of a cricket match between England and India, played at the Eden Gardens. Tony was the captain of them, which had players like Chris Old and John Lever. Calcutta (Kolkata of now) was different, with its cricket during the winter season, and that match, captained by Tony was an engrossing one. Tony, in his usual ways, connected with the people in the stadium. Later, when he became a commentator, the booming voice and straight talking, used to make great and interesting commentary of the game, laced with humor
Tony, you were hero from cricketer days as England captain till the end.
You will be missed by all of us in the cricket world
Tony Greig was certainly one of a kind, a remarkable man who was never afraid to call it like he saw it no matter what the consequences. His just, fair and utterly unbiased views in the commentary box will be missed by all. My sincere sympathies to his family - Tony Greig will be missed by cricket fans all over the world.
RIP Tony, great asset to the game & his voice was the sound of summer for many in Australia, condolences to family & friends
I will always remember..."he's hit it hord, it's miles in the air, Hughes is coming around and Steven, oh it's a, oh it's are oh what a catch! what a catch! Hughes was coming around and the and the sightscreen down there, what a catch, unbeleivable Steven Waugh!" I must have done that a thousand times in pubs. It was a great catch though. Greigy will be missed by all real cricket followers. His voice was one of the sounds of cricket and the summer. Vale.
RIP Tony. May God grant you eternal rest.
Tony, was an inspiration to my two sons and myself all of whom have epilepsy. To see Tony achieve what he did whilst manging epilepsy was a life changer to us all.
Peter of Brisbane
Tony Greig dished out as good as he received. That's why all Australians loved to listen to him. His classic banter with Bill Lawry will be sadly missed. RIP
Rest In Peace Tony and thank you for the lovely memories. Blessing to the Greig Family.
Tony - you showed me how to hold a cricket bat when I was 10, and before Ian Botham came along, you where my cricket hero. RIP.
You once signed an autograph for an 11yr old outside the SCG, it was a scrappy piece of paper you rubbed his head towering over him. 35yrs later he hasn't forgotten RIP Mr GRIEG
You will always be remembered as the greatest commentator of the game. Cricket has lost one of its most prized possessions.
Rest In Peace Tony...
A truly great man TONY in all respects.
Things will never be quite the same again
Tony, you were a great cricketer, commentator and ambassador for the game. You will be missed very much.
Sincerest sympathy to the Greig family. Tony was one of the worlds beat.Gone but never forgotten
Tony, you were responsible for making cricket a sport everyone could enjoy. World Series cricket made cricket into a sport, young and old, men and women could enjoy.
You will be missed by so many.
Tony you will be sadly missed by your family, friends, subcontenental countries cricket fans and especially Sri Lankan fans.
Pakee Bala (Brisbane, Australia)
RIP Tony Greig - whilst your family will miss you most of all, they should be so proud of the heartfelt and sincere sympathy extended to them from people across the world who have come to know you through you cricket career - you are and will be, sadly missed by us all
To our dear Sam
Our deepest sympathy in losing your dad so suddenly He was a wonderful man who provided us years of wonderful cricket entertainment but must have passed on some of his caring personality to you as we will never forget your kindness to our daughter Emma in your Uni days.all our love
Tony you will be sadly missed by your family and friends Rip Tony.
Tony, you will be sadly missed by all those who knew you. R.I.P forever
Tony, You touched so many peoples lives in so many way's including mine and I will never forget you. A true Gentleman taken way to soon... RIP my friend.
TO THE FAMILY,MAY YOU HAVE GOD(JAH),BLESSING IN THE FUTURE.KNOW THAT HE HAS SAID"HAPPY ARE THE MERICIFUL,SINCE THEY WILL BE SHOWN MERCY."matt.5:7,...dmc
Rest in peace will miss your voice at cricket matches .
Rest in Peace Tony. You will be missed. It was such a great pleasure knowing you. Our love and prayers are with you Vivienne. God bless you and the family.
Farewell Tony Greig. You will be missed by millions of Cricket Fans all over the world. I remember when Tony Greg ran out Alvin Kallichran and had the West Indian really upset in 1973 west Indies vs England series...
Thank you for raising awareness of Epilepsy and it has been a pleasure to hear you on the cricket shows.May you rest in peace.
Mr: Tony no words to say how great you were...hard to bare your depature...may u RIP in God's arms...
GREIGY I never thought I could grow to like an English Cricketer but you proved me wrong. You have become my favourite commentator and I respected you both as an expert cricketer and moreso as a gentleman.
Rest in peace mate.
To the Greig family our thoughts are with you. I always listern to Australian cricket and have already missed Tony's Voice.
Thank you so much Tony for all you did for cricket you will be sorely missed by all your fans my condolences to your family who must be so proud of you and all that you achieved the tributes held at the SCG were wonderful.....Cricket really has lost a dear friend RIP
"your depart , a great loss to the world cricket!!
we all CRICKETING FANS began to moarn after hearing the most sadest news for 2012,you will always be lived in our heart .. forever..
MANOJ - TALAWATHUGODA-SRILANKA
Thanks Tony for the entertainment over many years both on and off the field. Thanks for being brave enough to stand up to the establishment and make cricket the great game it is today.
Cheers to your family
Bill Savage (Beechworth)
I enjoyed listening to the tone of his voice and loved the accent. Remember the good times. They will comfort you. I am not a cricket fan.
An icon worthy of a knighthood
Tony May you attain Nibbana (ulitmate Freedom)- This is a universal wish for a man whose heart continues to be filled with love , kindness, compassion, generosity and humour!!! -
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
To the Greig family: I have watched Tony play cricket for many years and listened to him as a commentator of the game for many years. He will be missed by cricket fans all over the World. May the God of peace be with you.
Sincere sympathy to the Greig family.May God comfort your family in the days and weeks ahead.May your loving memories sustain you, and may perservering in prayer in prayer comfort you,Romans 12:12.
May you find comfort in the Hearer of prayer at this time. Psalm 65:2
we miss u tony........ tony is icon of world cricket......i wish him rest of peace .....we never forget him. his always love cricket specially sri lanaka cricket
You will be remembered as long as cricket exist.Will miss you so badly but will be in our hearts forever.
It's hard to believe that we've lost a dear friend like you. May you rest n peace.
Very sad loss. Your lively voice will never be heard and you'll be missed very badly. RIP.
A great Guy
Will be Sadly missed by all the Family
A great personality and character.will always miss your commentaries..
TONY GREIG an international icon....but for all Sri Lankans he was more than a Sri Lankan.
Not only for cricket fans for all Sri lankans
it's a great loss of a best friend.
Sadly miss u RESPECTABLE MR TONY GREIG!
You may attain Nibbana.
You are a great hero in all SriLankans heart for ever,,
Missing you deeply & Sadly
Wonderful couple of days with Tony and family at the Radisson in Fiji gave me insight into the passion of the man.
Way too early, very sad.
we sri lankans miss u a lot dear tony. we loved u a lot
My parents were friends of Tony through his links with Sussex County Cricket Club and I was lucky enough to meet Tony when he played for the club. I went to Australia on a Working Holiday Visa in 1984 when I was 18 and Tony and his family looked after me when I arrived. What a enthusiastic and kind man with very generous spirit. Many happy memories ... thank you for all you did for me and my sympathies to your family.
R.I.P. will miss your commentating with that unique vioice of yours. Bill will miss you a lot in the com box. Will listen to twelfth man with a lot of fond memories.
Tony, Humba Kakhule Baba, you made the most of this one act play called life. took the bull by the horns and shook it hard, with much intelligence, insight and humour. my thoughts are with your family, and the many who you really touched, and oh, don't forget Bill Lawry at this time, who would be lost and shattered at this time. Anne MacGillivray.
A great man so admired and loved by the cricket community.
Tony will miss you and all the stories and chats. Gone too soon
Tony Greig you be sadly missed bye all cricket fans around the world you will always be in our hearts Mate RIP tony greig
My prayer is with your family during your time of sorrow and I pray that the God of peace and comfort will be with you.(Phil4:7)
To the Greig family. I'm very sorry for your loss I'm sure he will be missed by many of people. One day we won't have to worry about sickness violence or death.
My deepest sympathy at your loss, may your treasured memories of Tony keep you strong. Rest In Peace
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
The only other time I felt this sad was when I lost my Dad, Greiggie you were like family to us, U'd always be in our hearts and U'd always be missed. May your Soul Rest in Peace..
you are the great Ambassador of SL Cricket.
Of course, you led where it matters, My deepest sympathies & condolences.As a Srilankan fans, We felt in great sorrow of your demise.
Mahesh from Srilanka/Colombo,Wattala
THANK YOU FOR MAKING A DIFFERANCE FOR ALL OF US WHO CANNOT!
May the GOD of peace bring the family comfort at this time. PSALMS 102:17.
God bless you and your loved ones ~ Rest in peace.
Your absence will leave a huge vacuum in the hearts of all Sri Lankan cricket fans both in Sri lanka and world-wide dear Tony. I have not forgotten the letter you gave my son when he attended the interview at Barker College. May you Rest In Peace. We love you so much.... May Vivienne and the kids have the strength and courage to go through this huge loss. My brother Aravinda and my mom Rani is deeply grieved at the news and I just received a call from mum and Aravind asking me to contact Vivienne - Have left a message on Tony's Mobile....
A big thank you from Sri Lanka for all the beautiul memories you have left behind, you will always be a son of Sri Lanka - criket will never be the same without you. You promoted Sri Lanka to the World and to the Sri Lankans who had forgotton their country. 'May you attain 'Nibbana' a Buddhist wish.
Tony, you have left a footprint here on earth. As a father, husband and friend. The cricketing world will surely miss you as you gave so much of your life to this marvelous game,in which I love too. Much too soon you have left us without a goodbye. So I shall just say farewell mate, you will be missed,you are now in good company. Much love Marilyn x
To dear Tony Greg
We say 'thank' you for being an Ambassador for Sri Lanka, promoting Sri Lanka and for loving Sri Lanka and its cricket. Sri Lanka will never forget you and will always remember you with deep love. May you attain Nirvana. Sri Lanka bows its head in sorrow for the lost of a great and loyal friend.
You have left a footprint on earth. You will be missed by those who loved you for not just your contribution to cricket but a father, husband and friend. I shall miss you Tony, farewell, you are now in good company.Fond regards Marilyn Krueger
I know he will be missed. My deep sympathy for your lost. Acts 15:24
The cricket world lost a great cricketer, commentator and human. he is a wonderful human. we will miss your voice Tony. I enjoyed your voice more than the game. your service to the game of cricket will be remembered always.
Sri Lanka will miss you ! RIP Mr.Greig. Very Sad moment to all Sri Lankans. :(
"Saying good-bye isn't the hard part, it's what we have to leave behind that's hard". Yes indeed.. cricket will not be the same without you Tony..RIP
What a tragic loss . My heart goes out to Vivian and his family.
Graeme Goldberg ( Sydney )
may his soul rests peacefully
My deepest condolences to Tony's family. We have lost a wonderful commentator and a genuine gentleman. His gap will never be filled.
We love and respect you Tony. Although you are gone, your name will remain for ever and ever. TONY, the humble man.
May he rest in peace.
R THIYAGASINGHE ( IDH - SRI LANKA)
Cricket will not be the same without you Tony and you will be in our hearts forever. Thank you for lighting up the world of cricket and being a pillar of inspiration & joy for Sri Lankan cricket.
Tony, thank you for lighting up the world of cricket and being a pillar of inspiration & joy for Sri Lankan cricket.
Sorry to hear the sad news. Remember him very well from his Sussex and England days, saw him play, didn't hear much of his commentary, I had moved to upstate NY. Condolences to the family of this giant of a cricketer.
He said he'll shake them, break and make them grovel
He batted and bowled and put up a fight
They lauded, even applauded his spunk
They knew he taunted them, he laughed, he cried
And now they all shed tears that Tony's died.
May he rest in peace.
Have loved cricket since I was a very young boy. Always Tony was there. Cricket for me will never be the same again.
RIP, will miss your comments
Offering my deepest condolences during this difficult time, I'm so very sorry for your loss, death is something we are never prepared for, but please find comfort in knowing God has promised He will do away with sickness, pain and death for His word is truth.
May you find strength in the God of all comfort. 1 Cor. 1:3,4.
A great cricketer & commentator. A very amiable & friendly person. A great loss to cricket especially a friend to Sri Lanka. Heartfelt condolences to his family members
Cricket - summer - won't be as rich without you. But even more, I shall miss your shining example of judgement, wit and enthusiasm for all things human. Vale Tony.
Your comments made cricket more enjoyable..May you rest in peace sir.
Tony Greig was a good person and a good cricket caller
Sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in the Hearer of prayer. Psalm 65:2
I will miss a hero of my childhood and one of the last exponents of original English diction! He was the best commentator till date, according to my analysis.
R.I.P. you have been a legend of the game!
A fighter and a winner, you will be sorely missed
An imposing man of enormous size and a heart of Gold. The commentary box will never ever be the same again.RIP Tony.
Tony Greig ,I as a cricket fan , would like to pay tribute to a man who has helped to shape a game into what is now not just a sport where mostly only males attended into a sport that has become part of an entertainment industry ,where people of all ages and gender now encompass this great game.I dont think we will be ever able to put into words the legacy you have left.Be rest assured they have a hard act to live up to.Sinceres condolences to the Greig family on the loss and may you be comforted by the knowledge that Tony was much loved and will be sorely missed.Trevor & Pam Chelsea
I can remember the English Schoolboys Cricket team led by Tony Greig visiting Sri Lanka in the 60s, Tony was an ambassador for Sri Lankan Cricket, he will be greatly missed by the Sri Lankans around the world.
TONY AND BILL ABSOLUTE CHARACTERS OF COMMENTRY I AND I AM SURE BILL WILL AS WELL MISS THE BANTER
For a South African you made a bloody good Aussie, RIP
RIP Greigy, cricket around the world will never sound the same
I hadn't seen Tony play, but listening to him commentating on the game was real pleasure. He truly was courageous and he always spoke his mind. May his soul rest in peace.
A true icon of your own sport, the passion, care and expertise you have shared with the cricketing word has inspired generations, the mark of a true hero. You will be missed sorely Tony, may you rest in peace.
Although we knew you through cricket commentary, you came into our home and we came to know you as a friend, through your views, humour, sharing, and constant visits. You'll be missed.
Too the Greig Family I would Sincerely like too pass on my condolences & prayers too you all. Tony was & will also be remembered as a humble & legend of his time. He was a great man a leader of men. Mine & my family would like to pass on our prayers & kind wishes to you all. Our thoughts are with you all. The Moon Family QLD
RIP TONY.YOU WILL SURELY BE MISSED BY ALL AROUND THE WORLD.FAMILY,FRIENDS,AND ALL THE CRICKETING WORLD
We will miss your commentary. So far from a young cricketing fan in 90's till date I don't no one can match your charm in commentry.
ive been hearing and watching cricket since the 70s world series.but it wont be the same with out tony greig.you will be surely missed.my thoughts and prays are with the family.RIP TONY
Tony you were part of the
quintessential Nine team ringing in the start of our summer's of cricket. It will never be the same! RIP Tony.
Watching Cricket will never be the same, your knowledge, insight and humor will be sorely missed. RIP Greigy.
may the good you have done for sri lankans be returned to you in many many beneficial ways in your travels through samsara
A trailblazing cricketer and a fabulous commentator. RIP Tony Greig. You will be forever missed by cricket lovers around the world. May your family be blessed with special memories of a wonderful husband and father. Hamba kakhuhle, baba!!
RIP!! Tony. U changed the cricket world for betterment of the present day "Cricketers". Ur voice in the channel 9 Commentary box will be missed.
Tony - You were an "Officer and a Gentleman". The world is a better place today for your contibution to Cricket and the many people and lives you touched over the years. Heartfelt sympathy and condolences to Vivien and family at this time.
Tony will be missed. His commentary reflected his knowledge of the magnificent game of cricket and made it the summer game that it is. He truly was a legend. To think that we won't hear his voice on Channel 9 anymore is very hard to take. I'm saddened by his passing.
Tony Greig you were really the voice of cricket mate and I bet you will be doing the pitch report with your car key up there R.I.P mate.
Mother Lanka is shattered by this sad sad news.You will never be forgotten.
Since i was a kid cricket was my favorite thing in the world, and listening to the cricket commentary presented by you made it a more enjoyable experience. You as a cricket commentator and an ambassador loved my little island called Sri Lanka and you always had something nice to say about our Island.You were Sri Lanka's biggest overseas fan. I have had the privilege to meet you once at Colombo Air Port, you were so friendly to me and my family, a true gentle giant. Thank you for all you have done for the game of cricket and for the memories. RIP Tony, We will miss you.
A voice that will be missed this summer and for ever.cricket will not be the same.Rest in peace sir.
As a 50 year old Australian I feel like you have been part of my life.
Our Summers will never be the same.... Our thoughts are with your family.... We will miss you.
I will always remember Tony for the support that he gave tothe new members of Channel Nine when they all came onto the team.Always gave very sound advice no matter who the person was and will be sadly missed at this time.Regards to his family at this time.Jon Hitchcock
Cricket has lost it's best voice! Tony you will be missed by every cricket viewer.
Another Cricket legend gone. But never forgotten. I'll miss his commentary and expert knowledge of the game. My condolences to his family and friends.
We certainly are going to be miss you Tony Your knowledge of the game was immense and the sparring with Bill was what made our summers so enjoyable listening to the two of you Thanks for all the wonderful memories and your invaluable work in changing the game which you were so involved on with WSC Rest in Peace
My best commentator along with Robin Jackman. How sad you both had cancer at the same time. I remember you speaking at a breakfast in Port Elizabeth, South Africa a few years ago, now a treasured memory for me and a privilege. RIP mate! Condolensces to your family and friends.
R.I.P. Tony, will miss your commentry and cricket will miss you.
So very sad to learn of the passing of Tony Greig. One of the greatest players and all round characters that the game has produced. Deepest condolences to his wife, family and friends. Tony, you will be greatly missed by cricket fans throughout the world. I for one grew up listening to your voice over summer and it will never be the same without you. You were unique and irreplaceable. RIP Tony.
Rest in Peace Tony. It was a pleasure to have known you.
We knew you had a battle to face but never thought you would leave us so soon. Your commentary will be greatly missed. A sad day for cricket lovers everywhere. RIP Tony. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this sad time.
R I P Tony. Cricket owes you more than they know. You added so much to our game thru your comments.
Not goodbye but so long....you will never be truly gone, as our memory of you will live long and strong. Thank you for bringing the men in my life so much to laugh and fight about....cricket just won't be the same with you. You did ALL our countries proud.
I will miss Tony's familiar voice on the commentary team, he has been a big part of the game of cricket for me growing up! 66 is just too young though it seems he lived every moment of those 66 years to the fullest!
Thanks for the memories that you supplied while growing up and then when you were commentating you are and still remain a great Legend !
Went to Sarawanamuttu Ovel (Colombo) to see you captaining England in early ' 70s. Enjoyed every moment of commentaries and knowledge of the game. Was honoured to have been spoken in Sydney Hilton in 2010. You are sadly missed Tony. Sam Silva
Thanks for your insight into the game of cricket.... you were part of a fantastic commentary team and who will ever forget the Tony Greig and Bill Lawry combination! Rest in peace.
A sad day for lovers of cricket everywhere. I feel like a part of my childhood has been taken away from me. Rest in peace Tony.
Christian Elder Melbourne
I lost my Mother on Christmas Eve, I will struggle to fill that void ever, and losing Tony Greig is the same, life will always be different and cricket commentary will never be the same. Rest in peace big man.
RIP Tony.Thank you for hours of great comintary.
Tony, you will be greatly missed. Let your soul rest in peace.
All my childhood years watching cricket on TV I took your voice for granted as if it would last forever. I will miss you. Thank you for being part of many peoples lives and mine. cya on the other side mate, cheers
Cricket will not be the same without your voice. Thank you for being a great friend for us Sri Lankans. May you rest inI peace.
To great man rest in peace I will miss you
You sir were both a gentleman and a legend............
a great man a great player and just about the best commentator you could get
A great African fondly remembered by us all. Good on you Tony for all the enjoyment that you have brought to the cricketing world these past 50 odd years.
You and I arrived in to the UK within 3 weeks of each other in 1964 - you became famous playing cricket; I became an RAF navigator.
From an ex Rhodesian.
Loved your Commentary, it made Cricket even more enjoyable, Your knowledge of the game will surely be missed by future Cricket fans, You were larger than life and a great man, I will miss you Tony.
Please say hi to my dad up there Tony. He was your team mate in the 1966 South African School side. Rest in peace.
I love the way you describe what is happening in the middle of cricket field. The cricket fans all around the world will miss you. Rest in peace.
Tot Siens Tony...Rest In Peace after a marvellous innings. It was always a pleasure to listen to your witty and insightful commentary, especially when they put you on with Bill Lawry!
...Tony Greg is a Cricket legend..
.....we will miss you....
A courageous cricketer, and an unforgettable commentator.
So hard to believe that you're gone, big fella.
Watching Channel 9 cricket will never, ever be the same.
Vale Tony Greig
I learned of your passing on last night's news and was shocked to find out that you had lung cancer and had hoped the treatment would save you for your family and thousands of us who enjoyed your cricket commentary on 9. I wish you all the best in heaven with Hookesy and all of your other cricketing friends. Condolences to your wife Vivian and all of your family.
Condolences to the Greig family. A sad loss for all cricket lovers of a man instrumental in modernising the game for spectators and influencing players attitude to the game. I will miss his insights and banter as a commentator.
I will miss your voice and entertaining commentary on cricket. There is no any other replacement for you Tony. You are a gentlemen with a big heart for young cricketers all around the world
Tony Greig you are a legend of this great game called CRICKET.
My condolences to his wife and family in this difficult time for the passing of Tony.
I remember back in the mid 70,s when Tony was on the screen representing his country England confronting Lillee & Thomson and holding up his end.
Tony turned on the Establishment in England to give cricketers an identity: give them more money: hence World Series Cricket.If it wasn't for Tony Grieg and Kerry Packer where will cricket be today!!
There is a saying by a slain US Presid talking about what you can do for your country and not the country do for you:
Tony Greig put English Cricket on the map: he was the role model for the next generation of allrounders like Ian Botham, Fred Flintoff in English Cricket.
Maybe the establishment should have a hard look at themselves.
Even in the other Code called Soccer they did the same to the late George Best: maybe like Tony Greig you have to stand up and be counted : he did that and his legacy will live on for the future generation of cricketers throughout the world.
RIP Tony Greig (legend of World Series Cricket)
Tony Greig, thank you for Bringing the game to life in all of our homes - we will miss you.
What a marvellous knock, thank you Tony
Thank you for all the knowledge and entertainment you have given. Listening to the cricket commentary will not be the same without you.
Rest In Peace, Tony.
My thoughts are not only with your family at this sad time, but with your ex-team mates, friends and colleagues. You will be missed by many.
My condolences to his family for a man who contributed so much to cricket.RIP Tony Greg
Dear Tony, you will live in our hearts forever. May your family have the strength to face this calamity. RIP Tony.
Sad sad day for the world of cricket. Tony can never be replaced. Condolences to his family
I will miss you with Bill Lawrie so much. It is hard to believe you are not with us any more. You have gone to a good place and may you rest in peace
You helped me to mawster the south efrican eccent, Greigy. Mawvellous, unforgettable. Lawst ball before lunch, gone like a tracer bullet, sadly silent now forever.
Valé Tony, summer just will not be the same without you.
For 30 years, you have been a valued guest in my lounge room, thank you for sharing your insights and politically incorrect humour with all of us.
You and Richie were the stereo sounds of summer.
From here on in, I'll be listening to the cricket in mono.
Vale Tony Grieg. As a middle aged man I grew up watching Tony as a player and of course as a great commentator. His contribution to the game will always be remembered.
The most famous accent in Australian sport now silenced, but will never be forgotten, thank you Tony Greig
Wow, what a shock, wasn't expecting this to happen! i was too young to remember you play but your commentary was golden. You will be sorely missed both inside and outside the commentary box. R.I.P
A marvellous innings Tony. You always held the interests of the game first & foremost. I am sure the Heaven XI has a spot reserved for you. Thanks :-)
Tony Greig - loved your knowledge loved your charisma. An innings cut short, so sad to hear.
Legend of the game, both on and of the field. Will be sadly missed.
So young and so much to offer to today's player, but he will not be alone up there his mate Kerry will be waiting for him to start some new version of cricket up there I'm sure of it.
Rest In Peace My Friend
What a huge loss to cricket in general. RIP Tony.Sympathy to his family, friends & colleagues.
Without Greigy as a champion of cricket the game would not be as it is today. He stood tall in bringing to game into vogue. A key and a pillar in the game then and forever more. A marvellous commentator and a wonderful Captain and player. Respect to him and his family.
A real modern-age "gentleman". Very few men in today's bustling 'dog-eat-dog' frantic society can profess to wear the tag "gentleman". That is other than Tony Greig.
Great cricketer, great commentator, great man. Condolences to his family and friends.
RIP Tony Greig... You will be sadly missed by all... Condolences to your family...
A very good and competitive cricketer on field and a giant of the game off it. All current and future cricketers owe a lot to Tony Greig. Very sad loss. Condolences to wife and family. R.I.P Tony Greig.
A MAN we loved to hate, a MAN who loved to stir us up, a MAN who we loved to listen to, a MAN who loved being an Englishman born in South Africa living in Australia....a MAN, a GREAT MAN. Vale Tony Greig...Thanks for your efforts, thanks for making cricket what it is today.
Sri Lankans living all over are deeply saddened by the loss of their dear friend Tony; you were a gentle giant to the little Sri Lankans.For us,cricket commentries will never be the same again. May You Rest In Peace, Tony..
An extremely sad loss to world cricket and its fans everywhere. Tony Greig's voice (and much parodied accent) was as much a part of summer as Richie Benaud, a backyard BBQ, beer in eskis and cicadas singing in the trees. I hoped he would have fought the cancer and returned to our loungerooms for next summer's cricket season (and argued with Bill Lawry), but sadly that is not to be the case. My sincere condolences to wife Vivian, his four children, and to his wider family and friends.
what a loss for this world ,so sad.
Dear Tony - I will miss your beautiful voice so much. Cricket will not sound the same and although those summer tones may be gone, you will never be forgotten - Rest in Peace, Tony. My heartfelt sympathy to Tony's family.
south africa salutes you Tony and lest we never forget what you did for cricket..blessings to your family
Bowled, neck and crop! RIP.
R.I.P. Tony Greig. What a loss to the game of cricket. You will be sorely missed.
Goodbye to one of the guys that kept you tuned into the TV, either playing or commentating. RIP Tony. Best wishes to your family.
Farewell to a great legend who always captured our attention with his witty commentary. A man who had a touch of the Australian larikanism which we all loved. Our thoughts are with Tony's family....the Aussie summers will never be the same....RIP.....
a true sportsman who put his pride of captaining his country,bat and balls on the line and stood up for change. All associated with cricket,players & spectators - take off your hat & give thanks.
Heaven - your pitch reporter has arrived ! RIP Tony summers just won't be the same mate.
As an Aussie living abroad in England l was gutted to hear the very sad news. Grew up in Australia listening to Tony's commentary, will be sadly missed by all. RIP and best wishes to the Greig family....
I'll miss you Tony. I didn't even follow Cricket until I heard yourself and Richie Commentate during the new one day format and I've been a fan ever since.
We will miss your lovely comments and great support for Sri Lankan cricket. Sadly missed by all Sri Lankans.
May your soul rest in peace.
The game will never be the same. You will not be forgotten.
Rest in Peace Tony, Your commentary will be sadly missed but will live on forever!
Tony you are a true legend of the game and will never be forgotton. Thanks for making cricket the greatest game on earth.
RIP TONY REALLY SAD TO SEE YOU GO WIL BE MISSING YOU YOU ARE THE BEST, GODBLESS YA RIP MY FRIEND
You were a great fellow, in all parts of cricket. Your work with Kerry Packer to start World Series cricket was amazing. I send my deepest condolences to his family and friends. My thoughts are with you. Such a tragic occasion to be met with. Rest in Peace.
Always entertaining, great knowledge, gentleman. Our condolences to his family - know that he inspired many people in the game.
Going to miss you every time I watch Cricket, it just won't be the same without you. Thank you for the years of enjoyment you gave us.
Thank you for the memories. May God have Mercy on your soul and bless and comfort your family at this sad time.
From first memories of this extriordinary figure coming out to bat against Lillee & Co , to an icon who became as synomonous with the great game as Richie himself. He can bowl another over to Hookesy now , great memories.
Cricket will not be the same without his distinctive commentary style.
A big tree has fallen. RIP Tony
It is whith great sadness I hear of his death. My thoughts are with his family and of course Bill, what will he do now without is sparing partner?
In loving memory of a great person you will not be forgoten
Rest In Peace...a game changer forever...
RIP Tony You will be sadly missed Cricket won't be the same without you
I was many of the thousands of kids who Tony gave an autograph to during his days as captain of England. Although he had done this countless times before I always remember his friendly demeanor to a young Aussie fan; something i always respected. Thank you for sharing your love o the game
Wow, what a loss, I am very sad to hear of your passing, going to miss the commentary of you and Bill Lawry. Regards to your family at this very sad time.
Great commentator and a magnificent all round cricketer. Summers will never the same without Tony. Condolences to his wife Vivian and his young family. Rest in peace.
Vale Tony Greig, you were a marvelous commentator and a marvelous personality :)
Good bloke&great cricketer
rest in peace tony.i will miss your commentary of the cricket especially when you were on with bill.cheers to you and Kerry.
RIP Tony...Enjoyed listening to your commentary.
There has been 4 constant things in my summers since I was a teenager. Benaud, Chappell, Lawery & Greig....every year they are there! And now they are not you will be missed Mr. Tony Greig
Rest peacefully Tony.
The sporting world is never going to be the same without you.
I was inspired by you many years ago with your admission of suffering from epilepsy .. As I have a loved one with the same illness .
Condolences to all who loved you.
Especially your family .. A sad sad time for all.
Tong Greig - A Legend and a Gentleman. RIP sir, you will be missed.
Thanks Tony for all the time you had with us . loved all your work on TCN9
A great gentleman whom we all respected.May his soul rest in peace
Gregy you called it as you sore it.
Sittng next to the Big Fella(KP),on a chair reserved long ago, having a laugh with Hooksy and a cup of tea with the old man.Giants of the game and men of their word.
Rest in Peace Tony, thankyou for the wonderful memories. May comfort angels surround and comfort your family and friends as they journey through life. Until we meet again in Heaven, rest for now.
Share Condolences here.Tony, thank you for you being apart of my life every summer since the day I was born, I never missed a pitch report, you were an amazing man wonderful to listen too every summer and will be missed all over the world.
So sorry to see you go, Tony. Cricket commentaries will not be the same without you!
RIP Mr Greig. You were never one to back down from a contest, or an opponent. Even though you played for England, you showed that true Aussie grit every time you pulled your pads on.
I loved your honest commentary, but most of all your love of Australia. You have already been missed in the commentary box and it is so sad knowing we won't hear you again.
Rest In Peace Tony Grieg. Growing up as a Sri Lankan family in Australia, you have always had a special spot in our hearts. You changed the meaning of cricket for us- your passion towards the game, your kindness and loving nature will be dearly missed. We have missed hearing your voice over the last couple of months in the commentary box but we know that Channel 9 will carry on your legacy. Your memories will be in our hearts forever and you will never be forgotten. You are in a better place now. We send our deepest condolences to family and friends.
Thanks for the memories Tony, and by the way say G'day to Hooksey for me. You will have a bit to talk about.
RIP Tony. You will be sadly missed from the Channel 9 Wide World Of Sports Cricket commentary Team. My heart goes out to the Family.