Martin Crowe Remembered

Martin Crowe, 1962 – 2016

In February 1991 Martin Crowe set the highest score by any New Zealand test cricketer, when he reached a total of 299 against Sri Lanka at the Basin Reserve. This record was to stand for 23 years, until broken in 2014 by Brendan McCullum. Although he was hugely disappointed not to reach a triple century, his partnership with Andrew Jones also set a world record for any test partnership at 467.

In this archival radio broadcast from RNZ Sports you can hear highlights of that test commentary and then a post-match interview with Martin Crowe by commentator Bryan Waddle.


Read the NZ Cricket Museum’s moving tribute to Martin Crowe



  • Image: Martin Crowe batting in a charity match in 2011. By Kristina D.C. Hoeppner, Wellington. [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons
  • Audio: from Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision Radio Collection, all rights reserved. To enquire about re-use of this item please contact
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