Jeffrey John Crowe popularly known as Jeff Crowe is the elder brother of the New Zealand cricketer Martin Crowe. However Jeff made his New Zealand debut one year after Martin’s. The reason for this is that from 1977 to 1982 Jeff was active launching his career in South Australia. The selectors from Australia became interested in him however Jeff’s decision was to return to New Zealand and join the national side.
Jeff made his Test debut in the Test between Sri Lanka and New Zealand on March 4 to 6 1983 at Christchurch and played his last Test between Australia and New Zealand on March 15 to 19 at Wellington. Overall he could appear in 39 Tests in which he played 65 innings. Jeff accrued 1601 runs inclusive of 3 centuries and 6 half centuries at a batting average of 26.24. In this career he hit 183 fours and 4 sixes and took 41 catches.
Jeff’s first One day international was against Australia on 9 January 1983 at Melbourne and the last One day international was also against Australia on 11 March 1990 at Auckland. In the 75th One day International match that Jeff appeared, he could play in 71 innings, scoring 1518 runs at an average of 25.72, which comprised of 7 fifties, his highest score being 88 not out. In one day match he has taken 28 catches and hit 110 fours and 12 sixes.
The biggest challenge Jeff faced was against the West Indies fast bowlers in 1984-85 in the Caribbean. Although he managed to score 112, which is renowned.
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