Greigy Was Brave as a Lion and a Great Showman; CRICKET TONY GREIG 1946 -2012
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IT WAS only intended as ebullient rhetoric, but Tony Greig was never allowed to forget his choice of the word "grovel".
Expounding his theory that the West Indies would wilt under pressure, Greig's attempt to touch a raw nerve instead unleashed the fire in Babylon on his unsuspecting batsmen.
"You must remember that the West Indians, these guys, if they get on top are magnificent cricketers," said the England captain.
"But if they are down, they grovel, and I intend, with the help of Closey (Brian Close) and a few others, to make them grovel."
By the end of that summer, the bruises on Close's ribcage looked like a …
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Publication information: Article title: Greigy Was Brave as a Lion and a Great Showman; CRICKET TONY GREIG 1946 -2012. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Mirror (London, England). Publication date: December 31, 2012. Page number: 44. © 2009 MGN LTD. COPYRIGHT 2012 Gale Group.
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