Former New Zealand test batsman John F Reid dead
Former New Zealand test batsman John F Reid dead


Former New Zealand cricketer John F Reid has died, aged 64. New Zealand Cricket has confirmed Reid’s death, after an illness.

An elegant left-handed batsman, Reid played 19 tests and 25 ODIs for his country between 1979 and 1986. He scored six centuries and averaged an exciting 46.30 in test cricket, which ranks him among the elite New Zealand batsmen.

Reid's century against Australia at Brisbane's Gabba ground in November 1985 was instrumental in New Zealand's win by an innings of 41 runs. He shared a then-record 225-run partnership with Martin Crowe (188) for the third wicket which helped New Zealand to 553-7 in its only innings. Richard Hadlee took 9-52 in Australia's first innings and 6-71 in the second to secure the win.

Reid played in an essentially amateur New Zealand team but said it possessed a professional mindset. “It sounds a bit trite given how professional the game is now but we saw the emergence of those who played in the English county environment,”

Reid went on to craft a career in sports management, becoming chief executive of Auckland Cricket then cricket operations manager and high-performance manager for NZ Cricket.

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