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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.

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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.



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