- Publish Date
- Thursday, 3 March 2016, 1:01PM
New Zealand's greatest test batsman has died.
Martin Crowe passed away today after a prolonged battle with cancer that eventually proved one attack the gifted cricketer couldn't see off.
Crowe is survived by wife Lorraine Downes, daughter Emma and step-children Hilton and Jasmine. He was 53.
One of the finest athletes this country has ever produced, Crowe made a considerable mark both on and off the pitch during a life spent in sport.
Crowe's 14 years spent wearing the silver fern saw the world's best bowling attacks dispatched to all-corners by a batsman blessed with a wide array of strokes.
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