Sport

John Reid dies, New Zealand cricket great passes away aged 92

John Reid dies, New Zealand cricket great passes away aged 92”

New Zealand Cricket chief executive David White hailed Reid as a history making player for the country.

John Reid, the New Zealand cricket fantastic that captained his country for the initial three evaluation successes and was among the world's finest allrounders at the 1950s and 60therefore, has expired.

No cause of death was announced.

Reid's son Richard represented New Zealand in nine ODIs in the late eighties and early nineties.

Auckland, Oct 14 (IANS) John Reid, the oldest surviving New Zealand cricketer, has died here, New Zealand Cricket confirmed on Wednesday.

At first-class level, he amassed 16,128 runs in 246 matches at an average of 41.35 and took 466 wickets at 22.60 each.

More news: Ontario reports 712 new COVID-19 cases as hospitalizations continue slow climb

Reid, a hard-hitting batsman and pacer, appeared in a total of 58 matches for New Zealand in the longest format of the game. The victory in Auckland ended a 26-year winless streak for New Zealand, who at the moment are second within the Test rankings and have been narrowly crushed finalists finally yr's ODI World Cup in England.

"He was and will remain a household name in this country as he has helped pave the way for everything that has come after him".

"Our thoughts and respect are with his family at this time: wife Norli; children Alison, Richard and Ann, and all his grandchildren". Their second and third wins came against South Africa in a series in 1961-62. "NZC will acknowledge and mark John's wonderful life and career at an appropriate time".

Since 2015, the former all-rounder had been New Zealand's oldest surviving Test cricketer. He later became a New Zealand selector, manager, and an ICC match referee, officiating in 50 Tests between 1993 and 2002. "He continued to contribute to the game in various capacities after retirement and had an admirable stint as an ICC Match Referee", the ICC official press release quoted Sawhney as saying.

A memorial service for Reid in the Basin Reserve in Wellington has been proposed, NZC said.



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


17 October 2020
Hunger not just tragedy but also disgrace - pope
Charles Owubah, CEO, Action Against Hunger. "When we choose to eat diverse foods, we encourage a variety of foods to be produced". Today we face serious challenges, which require global efforts.

17 October 2020
Putin proposes one-year extension of New START treaty
He also lauded the New START treaty, for having successfully put a bridle on the arms race for about a decade. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told Putin Friday that "intensive" consultations on the treaty are underway.

17 October 2020
Demi Lovato Addresses Trump With New Song, 'Commander In Chief'
The 28-year-old is also facing backlash upon the song's release on Instagram by her upset fans. Following Lovato's performance, the music video for " Commander in Chief " dropped on YouTube.

17 October 2020
Mexico's former defense secretary arrested in Los Angeles
Cienfuegos' detention comes on the heels of the arrest of ex-President Felipe Calderon's security minister, Genaro Garcia Luna. One of the people said the warrant was for drug trafficking and money laundering charges.

17 October 2020
Donald Trump Retweets Fake Satire Story About Twitter Outage as Fact
NBC moderator Savannah Guthrie responded: "I don't get that". Trump posted the tweet, the matter was still there. At the time of writing, almost two hours after Mr.

16 October 2020
COVID-19: Government will give 'detailed consideration' to recommended Level 5 restrictions
Ronan Glynn noted that they were seeing concerning reports of people going in to work despite experiencing symptoms of Covid-19. The recommendation comes less than two weeks after Nphet controversially recommended the level five restrictions.

16 October 2020
Minneapolis adds a ballot drop-off location amid surging voter turnout
Under state law, voters casting the mail-in ballots must have another adult serve as a witness to their vote. The drive-through boxes will be open 24 hours a day every day until 7 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 3, as well.

16 October 2020
OnePlus 8T Cyberpunk 2077 Special Edition announced
Now, the company has partnered with CD Projekt to launch the OnePlus 8T Cyberpunk 2077 special edition. As you may be aware, it's been quite a busy week for Cyberpunk 2077 as we near launch.

16 October 2020
The Funniest Tweets about the Biden and Trump Town Halls
State College residents might've seen a familiar face while tuning into ABC's live town hall with Joe Biden Thursday night. At a rally in North Carolina on Thursday, Trump called NBC "the worst" and said he was being set up with the town hall.

16 October 2020
United Kingdom divided: Borders a possibility as nations choose own restrictions
For those of us living in Cardiff, we can feel better knowing that Mr Drakeford is, "determined to keep Wales Safe". Engage - officers speak to people and try to establish their awareness and understanding of the situation.