Martin Crowe: Records and trivia about the New Zealand cricketer
Former New Zealand cricketer Martin Crowe passed away after losing his battle against cancer. We take a look at some interesting trivia and facts about the Kiwi player on and off the pitch.
Martin Crowe in 1992. Pic/ AFP
>> His father Dave Crowe was a former domestic cricketer and brother Jeff also played international cricket for New Zealand.
>> Crowe has scored nearly 20,000 first-class runs with 71 centuries.
>> He has played for four different domestic teams - Auckland Aces, Central Districts Stags, Somerset and Wellington Firebirds.
>> Crowe has the second highest individual score in Tests by a New Zealand batsman with 299. Brendon McCullum is first.
>> During the 1992 World Cup, Crowe was the leading run scorer as well as Player-Of-The-Series.
>> Crowe was named Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1985.
>> His 467-run partnership with Andrew Jones in 1991 is the third highest Test partnership of-all time.
>> Martin Crowe got married to former Miss Universe Lorraine Downes in 2009.
>> Martin Crowe is the cousin of Hollywood star Russell Crowe.
>> In October 2012, Martin Crowe was diagnosed with lymphoma, which he says is due to a weak immune system.