Full name John Fulton Reid
Born March 3, 1956, Auckland
Current age 59 years 182 days
Major teams New Zealand, Auckland
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak
Relation Cousin - BA Reid
|Test debut||New Zealand v Pakistan at Auckland, Feb 23-28, 1979 scorecard|
|Last Test||New Zealand v Australia at Auckland, Mar 13-17, 1986 scorecard|
|ODI debut||New Zealand v West Indies at Christchurch, Feb 6, 1980 scorecard|
|Last ODI||India v New Zealand at Launceston, Feb 2, 1986 scorecard|
|First-class span||1975/76 - 1987/88|
|List A span||1975/76 - 1986/87|
New Zealand left-hander John F Reid wasn't as famous as his namesake John R, but he had a pretty good career anyway, averaging 46 from 19 Tests between 1978-79 and 1985-86. He had an outstanding conversion rate (six 100s, two 50s). Reid was a serene, orthodox presence at the crease, for whom cricket wasn't the be-all and end-all: when he turned down a tour of the Caribbean in 1984-85, he put teaching (Reid was a geography teacher) above cricket on his list of priorities, although he later became NZC's operations director.
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