Jeff Crowe

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Jeff Crowe
Personal information
Full name Jeffrey John Crowe
Born (1958-09-14) 14 September 1958 (age 57)
Auckland, New Zealand
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right arm, medium pace
Role Match referee
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 151) 4 March 1983 v Sri Lanka
Last Test 19 March 1990 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 42) 9 January 1983 v Australia
Last ODI 11 March 1990 v Australia
Domestic team information
Years Team
1977–1982 South Australia
1982–1992 Auckland
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 39 75 180 139
Runs scored 1,601 1,518 10,233 2,974
Batting average 26.24 25.72 37.90 26.31
100s/50s 3/6 0/7 22/56 1/14
Top score 128 88* 159 130*
Balls bowled 18 6 100 6
Wickets 0 0 1 0
Bowling average 55.00
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match n/a n/a
Best bowling 1/10
Catches/stumpings 41/– 28/– 199/– 56/–
Source: Cricinfo, 4 November 2009

Jeffrey John Crowe (born 14 September 1958) is a former New Zealand cricketer. He is the son of Dave Crowe and elder brother of Martin Crowe. They are cousins of Oscar winning actor, Russell Crowe.

Although the elder of the two Crowe brothers, Jeff first came to Test cricket in 1982–83, a year after his younger brother Martin. This was partly because he had launched his own career in South Australia, where he played with considerable success from 1977 and 1982. The Australian selectors were interested, but he decided to return to his own country where he became a reliable fielder who could also keep wicket. Given the task of going in at first wicket down against the West Indian fast bowlers in the Caribbean in 1984–85, he responded with a knock of 112 in the follow on at Sabina Park. He captained New Zealand in six Tests.

For a time, Jeff Crowe was manager of the New Zealand cricket team and in 2004 he became an ICC match referee.

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Preceded by
Jeremy Coney
New Zealand national cricket captain
Succeeded by
John Wright