Martin David Crowe (22 September 1962 – 3 March 2016) was a New Zealand cricketer, commentator and author. He was a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1985, and was thought 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. His cousin is actor Russell Crowe.
|Full name||Martin David Crowe|
|Born||22 September 1962|
|Died||3 March 2016 (aged 53)|
Auckland, New Zealand
|Batting style||Right-hand bat|
|Bowling style||Right-arm medium|
|Relations||Dave Crowe (father, dead)|
Jeff Crowe (brother)
Russell Crowe (cousin)
|National side||New Zealand|
|Test debut||26 February 1982 v Australia|
|Last Test||12 November 1995 v India|
|ODI debut||13 February 1982 v Australia|
|Last ODI||26 November 1995 v India|
|Domestic team information|
|5 wickets in innings||0||0||4||0|
|10 wickets in match||0||–||0||–|
|Source: CricInfo, 30 May 2009|
In 2012, Crowe announced that he is suffering from lymphoma. In 2013, he said that the cancer has disappeared. In 2014 however, Crowe announced that the lymphoma had returned and said that his chances of survival beyond a year were less than 5% and also of his wish to see the 2015 Cricket World Cup in February and March 2015.
Crowe died from complications of lymphoma in Auckland, New Zealand on 3 March 2016 at the age of 53.