Martin Crowe Biography

( 1962 - )
January 7, 2019
First published on:January 7, 2019
by Sam

Facts of Martin Crowe

Date of Birth: 1962, September 22
Age: 57 years old
Birth Nation: New Zealand
Height: 6 Feet
Birth Name Martin David Crowe
Birth Place Henderson, New Zealand
Famous Name Martin Crowe
Horoscope Virgo
Father Dave Crowe
Mother Audrey Crowe
Net Worth about $1 million dollars
Salary $85,000 dollars
Siblings Jeff Crowe
Nationality New Zealand
Profession former cricketer
Famous for cricket
Started career as cricketer
School attended Auckland Grammar School
Married to Lorraine Downes
Divorce Simone Curtice, Suzanne Taylor
Children Emma Crowe

Martin Crowe was a New Zealand former cricketer, test and ODI captain as well as a commentator. He played for the national team of New Zealand from 1982 to 1995. He is regarded as the greatest batsman of New Zealand.


As a cricketer, Martin David Crowe reportedly earned around $85,000 dollars as his yearly salary. Further, he had an estimated net worth of over about $1 million dollars.

Martin Crowe Bio and Early Life

Martin David Crowe was born on 22 September 1962, in Henderson, New Zealand to parents, Dave Crowe and Audrey Crowe. As per his nationality, he was New Zealander. Further, his star sign was Virgo. He grew up along with his siblings, Jeff Crowe.

Martin David Crowe attended Auckland Grammar School where he completed his high school studies.

Martin Crowe's Professional Life

Crowe made his first-class debut in 1980 and played for Auckland against Canterbury. He scored 51 runs in his first innings, which was his team's highest score. In 1984, he signed to play English county cricket with Somerset and had great success in his first County Championship season. However, Crowe did not return to the county till the 1987 season.

In same year's County Championship, he placed third in the overall averages and also placed third for overall runs scored. Out of 48 matches for Somerset, he finished with a first-class batting average of 59.46.

CAPTION: Martin Crowe batting against England in an ODI match SOURCE: The Independent

Crowe made his international debut for New Zealand in an ODI game against Australia and his Test debut at the end of the month, playing against Australia. In January 1984, Crowe scored his first Test century – 100 runs exactly. Further, he made two scores of 188 in 1985. In a Test against the West Indies in February 1987, Crowe and John Wright together put on 241 runs for the third wicket. 

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Crowe was first appointed the captain of New Zealand and scored 299 runs in his team's second innings, setting a new record for the highest score by a New Zealander. He along with Andrew Jones put on 467 runs for the third wicket, setting a new record. At the 1992 World Cup, Crowe finished as the tournament's leading run-scorer and was named the player of the tournament. 

CAPTION: Martin Crowe batting for New Zealand SOURCE: ESPNcricinfo

In his first series, after giving up the captaincy, Crowe scored consecutive centuries, making 142 at Lord's and 115 at Old Trafford. He continued playing for several more seasons, eventually retiring after a tour of India in October and November 1995 and scored his final international hundred in the first ODI of the tour. In the 1992 New Year Honours, he was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire, for services to cricket and was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.

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After his retirement, Crowe helped develop a local variation of cricket, called "Cricket Max" and also became a television commentator and pundit. He also worked some time as a coach. On 19 May 2011, Crowe announced on Twitter that he wanted to improve his fitness by setting a goal to play first-class cricket again. But, in 2012, it was revealed that Crowe had been diagnosed with lymphoma. In 2013, he announced that he was cancer free. However, he died of the complications from the disease on March 3, 2016.

Martin Crowe's Personal Life

Martin Crowe married his first wife, Simone Curtice in 1991. However, the duo got separated in 1996. Crowe later had a relationship with Suzanne Taylor and they had a daughter named Emma Crowe. Unluckily, their relationship couldn't last long and got separated in 2005. 

CAPTION: Martin Crowe with her second wife, Lorraine Downes SOURCE:

Martin Crowe married for the second time with former Miss Universe, Lorraine Downes. The couple was happily married and remained together until Crowe's death on March 3, 2016.

Crowe is survived by wife Lorraine Downes, daughter Emma, and step-children Hilton and Jasmine.

Martin David Crowe was not only a world-class athlete but also had a very attractive individual. He was about 6 feet in height. 


Crowe passed away from the complications from the disease on March 3, 2016, in Auckland. He died after a long battle with cancer at the age of 53.

Martin Crowe's Salary and Net Worth

Martin David Crowe had an estimated net worth of over about $1 million dollars. He reportedly had an average salary of $85,000 dollars annually.

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Martin David Crowe had made earnings of $1 million dollars from his entire cricket career. Similarly, he further earned a fortune from his coaching and commentating career.

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