October 14, 2020 three:26:35 pm
New Zealand’s oldest surviving Take a look at cricketer and former captain John Reid has died right here on the age of 92, the nation’s cricket board mentioned on Wednesday.
Reid, thought to be one of many world’s finest all-rounders throughout his heyday within the fifties and early sixties, captained New Zealand in 34 Exams together with, most notably, the nation’s first three victories.
“He was, and can stay, a family title on this nation, having helped pave the way in which for every thing that has are available his wake,” New Zealand Cricket chief govt David White mentioned in a press release providing his tributes.
The NZC launch, nonetheless, didn’t specify the reason for Reid’s dying.
New Zealand nice John R Reid has handed away in Auckland, aged 92.
Reid performed 58 Exams in a 16-year lengthy worldwide profession, scoring 3428 runs and choosing up 85 wickets.
He was New Zealand’s oldest surviving Take a look at participant. pic.twitter.com/XdWTMiSAP9
— ICC (@ICC) October 14, 2020
“Our ideas and respect are along with his household at the moment: spouse Norli; youngsters Alison, Richard and Ann, and all his grand-children,” White mentioned.
Born in Auckland, and educated in Wellington, Reid performed 246 first-class video games and scored 16128 runs at 41.35, together with 39 centuries, whereas taking 466 wickets at 22.60.
A tough-hitting proper batsman and a seam bowler, he performed 58 Exams after making his debut as a 19-year-old in 1949, scoring 3428 runs at 33.28, whereas taking 85 wickets at 33.35.
Of his six Take a look at centuries, the very best was 142 in opposition to South Africa in Johannesburg, within the Boxing Day Take a look at of 1961.
He retired in 1965 and later grew to become a New Zealand selector, supervisor, and an ICC match referee.
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