Comes from a cricketing family steeped in tradition with his father Gordon considered a West Indies batting legend.
His cousin (on his mother’s side) is also considered one of the all-time greats - former Windies pace bowler Andy Roberts - and it is Roberts that Carl has attempted to emulate.
He made his County Championship debut for Surrey in 1999 against Yorkshire at The Oval and picked up overall match figures of 8-124, including a five-wicket haul (5-60).
However, he struggled for consistency from then on and at the end of the 2001 season he was released by Surrey and joined Northamptonshire for the 2002 campaign.
He enjoyed two seasons at Northants but once again first-team opportunities were less frequent than he would have liked and he decided to move to Gloucestershire.
In 2005 Greenidge’s form suffered as Gloucestershire struggled and he was unable to prevent the club succumbing to relegation from Frizzell County Championship Division One and totesport League Division One.
Greenidge made little impact for Gloucestershire in 2006, making only a handful of appearances.
He was released from his contract early in July 2008.