Full name Bruce Anthony Reid
Born March 14, 1963, Osborne Park, Perth, Western Australia
Current age 53 years 316 days
Major teams Australia, Western Australia
Playing role Bowler
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm fast-medium
Height 2.03 m
Relation Cousin - JF Reid
|Test debut||Australia v India at Adelaide, Dec 13-17, 1985 scorecard|
|Last Test||Australia v West Indies at Brisbane, Nov 27-Dec 1, 1992 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Australia v New Zealand at Melbourne, Jan 9, 1986 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Australia v West Indies at Melbourne, Mar 18, 1992 scorecard|
|First-class span||1984/85 - 1995/96|
|List A span||1985/86 - 1995/96|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0/19||CA Chairman||v Sth Africans||Perth (Lilac Hill)||9 Dec 2005||Other|
Bruce Reid was a tall, gangling left-arm pace bowler who made his debut alongside Merv Hughes and Geoff Marsh in 1985-86 when Australia were at a low ebb. Able to straighten the ball in to the right-hander as well as slant it away, and with naturally steep bounce, Reid immediately became Australia's mainstay. His crowning achievement was to take 13 wickets against England at Melbourne in 1990-91. His action was described as being "all arms and legs ... like a porn movie without the sex." But his slight frame could not stand up to the rigours of fast bowling. He sustained many injuries, and despite painstaking rehabilitation programmes and several comebacks played his last Test only a year later. His record, though brief, remains impressive.
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