Greig a brash, opinionated user of the English language; CMJ the voice of control – the master of English language.
Greig one of England’s best all-rounders with stats to rival Botham’s; CMJ a man of just one first class game for Sussex.
Greig perhaps the most significant cricketer of the past 50 years; CMJ the man with the unrivalled love of cricket.
I won’t carry on; my own words are somewhat meaningless. Instead I’ll link to some frankly lovely tribute articles penned by some of those who were closer to the pair:
Jonathan Agnew on Tony Greig – A Man You Would Run Through Brick Walls For – “one of cricket’s pioneers and innovators.”
Mike Selvey’s tribute to Tony Greig – “there is scarcely a professional cricketer today who has not benefitted in some way from the initiative he took.”
Scyld Berry’s admiration of CMJ – “What made him so good as a radio commentator, apart from his precise and unforced diction, was that he came closer than anyone to combining the knowledge of an expert with the enthusiasm of a student.”
Last but not least – this one doesn’t have a single sentence worth quoting, just read it all:
Mike Selvey’s beautiful tribute to CMJ
Tony Greig (1946-2012)…Christopher Martin Jenkins (1945-2013)