John Reid has sadly passed away today October 14, 2020 at the age of 92.
John Reid was the New Zealand cricket great who captained his country to their first three Test victories and was one of the world’s best allrounders in the 1950s and 60s.
He was a hard-hitting batsman and a pacey seam bowler, Reid played 58 tests for New Zealand, 34 as captain. He scored 3,428 runs, including six centuries, and took 85 wickets.
Reid was later a New Zealand selector, manager, and also an ICC match referee.
He is survived by his family members.
John R. Reid was New Zealand cricket’s Colin Meads,” New Zealand Cricket chief executive David White said, referring to the country’s legendary All Black of a similar era.
Former New Zealand captain and all rounder John Reid passed away today in Auckland at the age of 92. He made two tours of India in 1955/56 and in 1965 and several others as an ICC match referee.
He appeared in 58 Tests from 1949 to 1965 and never missed a match!#RIP
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) October 14, 2020
“He was, and will remain, a household name in this country, having helped pave the way for everything that has come in his wake.”
Cause of Death
His cause of death is still unknown at the moment, we will update you as soon as we have the full details about his death.
Funeral Service & GoFundme
Funeral services will be made known as soon as it is being updated. Memorial donations may be made in John Reid’s name through the GoFundme page.