Martin Crowe: Records and trivia about the New Zealand cricketer
Former New Zealand cricketer Martin Crowe passes 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
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.