Jeff Crowe

Country: New Zealand
Born: September 14, 1958, Auckland
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Bowler
Playing role: Middle order Batter

Jeff Crowe Bio

Jeffrey John Crowe, commonly known as Jeff Crowe, is a former cricketer from New Zealand who left a lasting impact on the sport. Born on September 14, 1958, in Henderson, Auckland, Jeff Crowe emerged as a talented batsman, competent wicket-keeper, and a reliable fielder throughout his cricketing career, which spanned from 1982 to 1990.

Growing up in a family that loved cricket, it was no surprise that Jeff followed in the footsteps of his father, Dave Crowe, who was a prominent cricketer himself. Inspired by his father’s success, Jeff showed immense promise from a young age and honed his skills playing for the Cornwall Cricket Club.

Jeff’s career took off in South Australia, where he played for the state team from 1977 to 1982. His performances caught the attention of the Australian selectors, who were keen to have him don the Baggy Green. However, loyalty to his homeland propelled him to return to New Zealand, where he became an integral part of the country’s cricketing golden era.

Standing tall at 6 feet and possessing fair hair, Jeff Crowe bore a striking resemblance to his younger brother Martin Crowe, who was renowned for his exceptional cricketing abilities. The duo often swapped helmets during matches to confuse commentators and create a sense of intrigue for the spectators.

Jeff’s Test cricket debut came in 1982-83, a year after his brother’s introduction to the international stage. This delay was partly due to his commitments in Australia. However, once he made his mark, there was no looking back for Jeff. Known for his grit and determination, he displayed courage against the fearsome West Indian fast bowlers during the 1984-85 tour in the Caribbean. His standout innings of 112 in the follow-on at Sabina Park showcased his skills and resilience.

In addition to his batting prowess, Jeff Crowe was a reliable fielder and could also take up the wicket-keeping duties when required. His exceptional abilities in the field were an asset to the team and contributed significantly to the success of New Zealand cricket during that period.

Recognizing his leadership qualities and cricketing acumen, Jeff was appointed as the captain of the New Zealand cricket team, leading his country in six Test matches. His astute understanding of the game, combined with his calm and composed demeanor, made him a respected figure within the team and among his peers.

After retiring from international cricket in 1990, Jeff Crowe moved on to pursue a successful career as an ICC match referee. He officiated numerous matches, exhibiting fairness, integrity, and a deep understanding of the intricacies of the game.

Jeff Crowe’s contributions to New Zealand cricket will forever be cherished and remembered. His time as a cricketer and match referee has left an indelible mark on the sport. Even today, his name is spoken with reverence, and his achievements continue to inspire aspiring cricketers across the globe.

Jeff Crowe Career Stats

Jeff Crowe Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 39 65 4 1601 128 26.24 4659 34.36 3 6 183 4 41 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 75 71 12 1518 88* 25.72 2456 61.8 0 7 110 12 28 0
FC 180 304 34 10233 159 37.9 - - 22 56 - - 199 0
List A 139 133 20 2974 130* 26.31 - - 1 14 - - 56 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Jeff Crowe Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 39 2 18 9 0 - - - 3 - 0 0 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 75 1 6 1 0 - - - 1 - 0 0 0
FC 180 - 100 55 1 1/10 - 55 3.3 100 - 0 0
List A 139 - 6 1 0 - - - 1 - 0 0 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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