Kōrero: Cricket

John Reid (2 o 4)

John Reid

The all-round excellence of John Reid captain, right-hand batsman, bowler, slip fieldsman and sometimes wicketkeeper was world class. He first played for New Zealand on the 1949 tour of England where aged 21 he scored 50 in his first test innings. He captained New Zealand in their first test victory against the West Indies in 1956. He reached his full powers as a batsman on New Zealand's tour of South Africa in 196162, when he set a record aggregate for a touring batsman with 1,915 runs and seven centuries. His test batting average was 33.28 with six centuries, while at first-class level he averaged 41.35 and scored 39 centuries. As a bowler, his broad shoulders enabled him to generate great pace from a short run-up and he took 85 wickets in tests at 33.35. Later he became an ICC match referee and controlled 50 tests and 90 one-dayers.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Private collection, Don Neely

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

Ngā whakaahua me ngā rauemi katoa o tēnei kōrero

Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Don Neely, 'Cricket - Test cricket 1945–1979', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/38310/john-reid (accessed 30 March 2020)

He kōrero nā Don Neely, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Apr 2016