The great New Zealand cricket legend John Reid, who captained his country for its first three test victories, passed away aged 92.
John Reid was one of the world’s best all-rounders in the 1950s and 60s.
His death came to highlight by New Zealand Cricket on Wednesday. The cause of death still not disclosed.
A hard-hitting batsman and a pacey seam bowler, Reid played 58 tests for New Zealand. He scored 3,428 runs, including six centuries, and took 85 wickets.
“He was, and will remain, a household name in this country, having helped pave the way for everything that has come in his wake,” New Zealand Cricket chief executive said.
The cricket legend made his debut for New Zealand in 1949, at the age of 19, and widely regarded to have carried the test team through its early years.
Furthermore, Reid was later a New Zealand selector, manager, and also an ICC match referee.
A memorial service for Reid at the Basin Reserve in Wellington is being planned.
Also, his top score was 142 against South Africa in 1961.