Born September 22, 1962, Henderson, Auckland
Died March 3, 2016, Auckland (aged 53 years 163 days)
Major teams New Zealand, Auckland, Central Districts, Somerset, Wellington
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Other Coach, Commentator
Relation Father - DW Crowe, Brother - JJ Crowe
Martin David Crowe, MBE was a New Zealand cricketer, commentator and author. He was a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1985, and was credited as one of the "best young batsmen in the world".A right-handed batsman, Crowe represented New Zealand from the early 1980s until his retirement in 1996.Through the early part of his career he was also a medium-pace bowler. He captained New Zealand in the early 1990s, and during this period he brought many innovations, such as opening with spin bowlers and utilising pinch hitting batsmen.Crowe was born in September 1962 in Henderson, New Zealand, to Dave Crowe, a former New Zealand domestic cricketer. Crowe's brother, Jeff, also represented and captained New Zealand at international level, and both are cousins of actor Russell Crowe.Crowe represented four domestic cricket teams in his career, Auckland, Central Districts, Somerset and Wellington.He scored nearly 20,000 first-class runs, with 71 centuries.His average of 56.02 is one of the highest first-class averages of all time.