New Zealand cricket great Martin Crowe farewelled at Auckland funeral video

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Hundreds have gathered for Martin Crowe's memorial at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Parnell, Auckland.

Family, friends and cricket stars gathered to farewell Martin Crowe during an emotional funeral for the late cricket great in Auckland.

Around 800 attended Holy Trinity Cathedral in Parnell to remember one of New Zealand's greatest ever batsmen.

Older brother Jeff and former team-mate and wicket-keeper Ian Smith both gave heartfelt tributes, while wife Lorraine shared a number of happy and emotional memories of their seven years together.

Martin Crowe is given a send-off by students of his former school Auckland Grammar who performed a haka after his casket ...
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Martin Crowe is given a send-off by students of his former school Auckland Grammar who performed a haka after his casket was loaded into the hearse.

Actor and cousin Russell Crowe was one of six pallbearers who loaded Martin's casket into the hearse, after which students from his former school, Auckland Grammar, performed a haka - before Martin was led away for a private cremation.

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