Martin Crowe

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Martin Crowe
Personal information
Full name Martin David Crowe
Born (1962-09-22)22 September 1962
Henderson, Auckland,
New Zealand
Died 3 March 2016(2016-03-03) (aged 53)
Auckland, New Zealand
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Role Batsman
Relations Dave Crowe (father, dead)
Jeff Crowe (brother)
Russell Crowe (cousin)
International information
National side New Zealand
Test debut 26 February 1982 v Australia
Last Test 12 November 1995 v India
ODI debut 13 February 1982 v Australia
Last ODI 26 November 1995 v India
Domestic team information
Years Team
1979–1983 Auckland
1983–1990 Central Districts
1984–1988 Somerset
1990–1995 Wellington
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC List-A
Matches 77 143 247 261
Runs scored 5444 4704 19608 8740
Batting average 45.36 38.55 56.02 38.16
100s/50s 17/18 4/34 71/80 11/59
Top score 299 107* 299 155*
Balls bowled 1377 954 4010 2859
Wickets 14 29 119 99
Bowling average 48.28 32.89 33.69 28.87
5 wickets in innings 0 0 4 0
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 2/25 2/9 5/18 4/24
Catches/stumpings 71/0 66/0 226/0 115/0
Source: CricInfo, 30 May 2009

Martin David Crowe (22 September 1962 – 3 March 2016) was a New Zealand cricketer, commentator and author. He was a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1985, and was thought as one of the "best young batsmen in the world".[1] A right-handed batsman, Crowe represented New Zealand from the early 1980s until his retirement in 1996.[1] His cousin is actor Russell Crowe.

In 2012, Crowe announced that he is suffering from lymphoma. In 2013, he said that the cancer has disappeared. In 2014 however, Crowe announced that the lymphoma had returned and said that his chances of survival beyond a year were less than 5% and also of his wish to see the 2015 Cricket World Cup in February and March 2015.[2]

Crowe died from complications of lymphoma in Auckland, New Zealand on 3 March 2016 at the age of 53.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Player Profile: Martin Crowe". CricInfo. Retrieved 30 May 2009. 
  2. "A year of triumph and disaster". ESPN Cricinfo. 19 December 2014. http://www.espncricinfo.com/magazine/content/story/810679.html. Retrieved 21 December 2014.

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