Big day for cricket legend Crowe
It was a hell of a weekend for New Zealand cricketing great Martin Crowe.
Not only did the star of the 1992 World Cup team witness an historic win over Australia on Saturday, he was also inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.
A day earlier Crowe took part in the Cornwall Cricket Club’s 60th anniversary match, scoring a cool 25 runs as he led his team to a tworun victory.
Crowe was playing for a Presidents XI selected by fellow legend Mark Greatbatch.
The team included Dion Nash, Craig Spearman and Murphy Su’a as they took on the 1994 Cornwall premiers.
‘‘I’m going to treat this as my last outing on the old ground,’’ Crowe said before his knock.
Crowe, who is battling the terminal blood disease double-hit lymphoma, received a standing ovation as he walked out to bat at Cornwall Park. The innings, Crowe says, was a special chance to play at the venue where his father’s ashes were laid. Despite a small rain delay the day was a success and included a bouncy castle, face painting and a skills clinic for the kids.
Two captains: Mark Greatbatch and Cornwall’s Charlie Ewart shake hands before the Cornwall 60th Jubilee Match.
The lads: A gathering of cricket legends.