Full Name

John Richard Reid

Born

June 03, 1928, Auckland

Died

October 14, 2020, Auckland, (aged 92y 134d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast medium, Right arm offbreak

Fielding Position

Occasional wicketkeeper

relations

(son)

Other

Referee

TEAMS

A super allrounder, John Reid was born a generation too soon, for he retired in 1965 before one-day international matches were started. Reid would have been a one-day team on his own - a batsman with thunderous strokes, a rapacious fielder especially at gully or cover, a bowler of what became known as right-arm bursters which ranged from modest off-cutters to snarling bouncers. Reid also fitted in some stand-in wicketkeeping. But for a bout of rheumatic fever in his late-teens Reid might have become the ultimate New Zealand allrounder, for his rugby prowess overshadowed his cricket - but after recovery rugby was off limits. Reid's Test-match scores fluctuated in his first decade, but he touched glory on tour in South Africa in the 1961-62 season, setting a record of 1915 runs, seven centuries (leaving Denis Compton, Neil Harvey, Jack Hobbs, Len Hutton and Arthur Morris in his wake). Reid later became a New Zealand selector, took his coaching and management talents to South Africa for a time, but returned to New Zealand to join the front rank of the International Cricket Council referees.
Don Cameron

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test581085342814233.2862233431
FC246418281612829641.35392407
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test587277252835856/606/6033.352.2090.8510
FC246105354667/2022.60151
Umpire & Referee
FormatMatReferee
Test5050
ODI9898
List A1414
John Richard Reid
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Debut/Last Matches

  • Player
  • Referee
FC Matches
Span
1947/48 - 1964/65

Photos


John Reid captained New Zealand in 34 Tests
The Toss: Hansie Cronje, Rashid Latif and ICC match referee John Reid
Match referee John Reid with match umpires Cyril Mitchelly and Rudy Kroetzen
John Reid bats
Jim Parks batting in 1964