Martin Crowe (Former New Zealand Cricketer): Wife, Age, Cancer, 299, Russell Crowe

Updated on: Apr 4, 2020 6:22 pm IST

  • At the early age of 19, Martin Crowe announced himself to the cricketing world. Making his debut in 1982, Crowe became one of the most talked about batting personalities who hailed from New Zealand. Though Martin was a subject of quite a few injuries throughout his career, the ace batsman scored bundled of runs and was one of the danger man with the bat against England in a three-match Test series where he compiled 380 runs. ┬áHe also got the honors of captaining New Zealand.

    It was later found out that Crowe suffered through Lymphoma and died at the age of 53 on March 3, 2016. He received an all-clear chit from the disease in 2012 but it was confirmed that it returned in September 2014.

    Martin Crowe: Ex-New Zealand captain dies of cancer at 53 - BBC Sport

    Name: Martin David Crowe
    Born: September 22, 1962
    Age: 57 Years, 6 Months, 10 Days
    Nationality: New Zealand , Henderson, Auckland
    Role: Right-handed batsman
    Death: March 3, 2016

    Personal Life

    School: Auckland Grammar School
    Zodiac Sign: Virgo
    College: NA
    Educational Qualifications: NA

    Family

    Father: David Crowe
    Mother: Audrey Croew
    Brother: Jeff Crowe
    Martin Crowe Wife: Lorraine Downes
    Children: Emma Crowe

    Martin Crowe Cousin: (Martin Crowe was also the cousin of famous Hollywood actor Rusell Crowe.)

    New Zealand cricket great Martin Crowe funeral held in Auckland ...

    Cricketing Career

    International Debut

    Test: Feb 26, 1982 vs Australia
    ODI: Feb 13, 1982 vs Australia
    Major Teams: New Zealand, Auckland, Central Districts, Somerset, and Wellington.

    Martin Crowe: A Purist's Dream Who Defied Orthodox | Almanack | Wisden

    Martin Crowe Highest Test Score: 299

     

    Records

    Tests: Martin Crowe featured in 77 Test matches for New Zealand and he scored a total of 5444 runs in that period. Crowe batted with an average 45.36 while he also scored of 18 fifties, 17 hundreds for his side.

    ODIs: From 143 One Day Internationals Crowe was a part of, the specialist batsman had an average of 38.55 and had registered 34 fifties and four, centuries for his side in the process.

    World Cup: Martin Crowe brought his best in the World Cup games. The batsman scored 880 runs from 21 matches and had a healthy average of 55.00 which also included eight fifties and a hundred to his name.

    Martin Crowe, cricketer - obituary - Telegraph

    Lesser Known Facts

    Crowe was first made captain of New Zealand for a tour to Pakistan in October and November 1990.

    At the 1992 World Cup, Crowe finished as the tournament’s top run-getter, and was handed player of the tournament award.

    In the 1992 New Year Honours, Martin Crowe was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire, for services to cricket. Crowe was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame, on February 28, 2015.

    Crowe inducted into ICC Hall of Fame | cricket.com.au

     

    Martin Crowe Cancer: Martin Crowe died at the age of 53 after a long battle with cancer

     

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