John Reid also led Original Zealand to their 2nd and third Check wins.© Twitter
Original Zealand gigantic John R. Reid, who led the nascent cricketing nation to their first Check victory in 1956, has died former 92, officers acknowledged on Wednesday, hailing him as a “colossus”. Reid, who used to be Original Zealand’s oldest surviving Check cricketer and with out a doubt one of many finest all-rounders of his day, captained the Dark Caps in 34 Assessments at the side of their maiden receive, against the West Indies. The victory in Auckland ended a 26-year winless lag for Original Zealand, who are now 2nd in the Check rankings and were narrowly overwhelmed finalists in a roundabout method year’s ODI World Cup in England.
“John R. Reid used to be Original Zealand cricket’s Colin Meads,” acknowledged Original Zealand Cricket chief govt David White, referring to the legendary All Blacks cricketer.
“He used to be, and must remain, a household name on this nation, having helped pave the capability for every little thing that has arrive in his wake.”
Reid, a exhausting-hitting batsman and a brisk seam bowler, also led Original Zealand to their 2nd and third Check wins throughout the drawn series in South Africa in 1961-62.
After making his debut former 19 on the 1949 tour of England, Reid performed 58 Assessments, scoring 3,428 runs at an moderate of 33.28, whereas taking 85 wickets at 33.35. His top ranking used to be 142 against South Africa in 1961.
No motive in the attend of loss of life used to be announced. Reid, who used to be also a Original Zealand selector and an ICC match referee, is survived by his essential other, three grandchildren and four grandchildren.
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