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

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

3.3.16. Martin Crowe. NZ cricketer.

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Martin Crowe, cricketer - obituary

Martin Crowe (1962-2016) was just 53 when he died. He was a New Zealand cricket player and commentator who played for NZ between 1982 and 1995, and is regarded as the country's greatest batsman. He made his Test debut for New Zealand at the age of 19. Named a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1985, he was appointed New Zealand's captain in 1990, and led the team until 1993. When he finished his international career in 1995, he held the NZ records for the most Test and ODI runs.

Martin Crowe: New Zealander was a cricketing 'genius'

Martin Crowe influenced New Zealand cricket greatly and is widely regarded as the best batsman his country has ever produced.

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Bob Geldof’s wedding to Paula Yates in 1986. David Bowie is seated on right.

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Martin Crowe's wife shares touching tribute at husband's funeral

Martin Crowe’s wife, Lorraine Downes, shared a touching tribute at the cricketing great's funeral on Friday in New Zealand, attended by hundreds of family, friends and former teammates.

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Martin Crowe's wife shares touching tribute at husband's funeral

Martin Crowe's brother Jeff Crowe (centre) among the crowd of guests at the funeral service in Parnell, Auckland

New Zealand's greatest test batsman Martin Crowe dies aged 53

New Zealand's greatest test batsman Martin Crowe (pictured) has passed away after a long battle with cancer. Crowe announced in 2012 he had been diagnosed with lymphoma.

Martin Crowe's wife shares touching tribute at husband's funeral

Actor Russell Crowe, Martin Crowe's cousin, and his sons arriving at the funeral service in Parnell, Auckland

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Martin Crowe's wife shares touching tribute at husband's funeral

Actor and Martin Crowe's cousin, Russell Crowe (centre) and his sons arriving at the funeral service in Auckland

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