Tony Greig

1946 - 2012

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Anthony William Greig (6 October 1946 – 29 December 2012) was a South African-born cricketer and commentator. Greig qualified to play for the England cricket team by virtue of his Scottish father. He was a tall (6 feet 6 inches or 1.98 metres) all-rounder who bowled both medium pace and off spin. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tony Greig has received more than 819,065 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Tony Greig is the 42nd most popular cricketer, the 351st most popular biography from South Africa and the most popular South African Cricketer.

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  • 820k

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  • 30.24

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 15

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.12

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.68

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Tony Greigs by language

Over the past year Tony Greig has had the most page views in the with 105,334 views, followed by Tamil (1,061), and Nepali (996). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Bengali (54.16%), Tamil (35.85%), and Maithili (35.29%)


Among cricketers, Tony Greig ranks 42 out of 136Before him are Shahid Afridi, Bill Brown, Sanath Jayasuriya, Mohammed Shami, Phillip Hughes, and Shakib Al Hasan. After him are Ricky Ponting, Steve Waugh, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Shikhar Dhawan, VVS Laxman, and Glenn Maxwell.

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Among people born in 1946, Tony Greig ranks 826Before him are Eddie Holman, Christine Todd Whitman, Peter Dodson, Tom Hicks, Don Siegelman, and Carolyn Maloney. After him is Brian Jacks. Among people deceased in 2012, Tony Greig ranks 519Before him are Hollie Stevens, Samia Yusuf Omar, Ajmal Kasab, Jorge Andrés Boero, Andrew Breitbart, and Jaspal Bhatti. After him are Sarah Burke, Doris Singleton, Ghazala Javed, Mark Lenzi, Alan McDonald, and Gary Ablett.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Tony Greig ranks 351 out of 454Before him are Natalie du Toit (1984), Zoleka Mandela (1980), Cameron Norrie (1995), Reinardt Janse van Rensburg (1989), Ellis Ferreira (1970), and Bradley Carnell (1977). After him are David Pocock (1988), Graeme Pollock (1944), Lance Davids (1985), Roland Schoeman (1980), Schalk Burger (1983), and Siboniso Gaxa (1984).

Among CRICKETERS In South Africa

Among cricketers born in South Africa, Tony Greig ranks 1After him are AB de Villiers (1984), Jacques Kallis (1975), Hashim Amla (1983), Gary Kirsten (1967), Quinton de Kock (1992), Kevin Pietersen (1980), Dale Steyn (1983), David Miller (1989), Morné Morkel (1984), Kagiso Rabada (1995), and JP Duminy (1984).