Martin Crowe's brother to lead funeral tributes

4:50 pm on 10 March 2016

Former New Zealand cricket captain Jeff Crowe will lead the tributes at his brother Martin's funeral tomorrow.

Martin Crowe at Eden Park in January 2015.

Martin Crowe at Eden Park in January 2015. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Martin Crowe, who was widely regarded as the country's best batsmen, died of cancer last week, aged 53.

His funeral will be held at Auckland's Holy Trinity Cathedral tomorrow.

Jeff Crowe in an old photo from 2002.

Jeff Crowe in an old photo from 2002. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Jeff Crowe, who now lives in the United States, is expected to deliver the first eulogy.

Martin Crowe's wife Lorraine Downes will speak, as will his former teammate and colleague Ian Smith.

Video tributes are planned and students from Crowe's former school, Auckland Grammar, will perform a guard of honour and a haka.

A private cremation will be held after the service.

The funeral, which is open to everyone, is due to begin at 1pm and will be live streamed on radionz.co.nz.

Martin and Lorraine Crowe at the New Zealand Cricket Awards 2015 Dinner.

Martin and Lorraine Crowe at the New Zealand Cricket Awards 2015 Dinner. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Get the new RNZ app

for ad-free news and current affairs