The sad news has come as a shock to the cricket world and cricket fans. Former New Zealand captain and former national team selector John Reid has died. He breathed his last at the age of 92. Reid won New Zealand’s first Test against the West Indies in 1956, in which he captained. He has led the team in 34 matches. Reed underwent bowel surgery in 2013. After which his health started deteriorating.
John Reid was a good cricketer as well as a match referee for the International Cricket Council (ICC). He was named Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1959. Reid made his debut in 1949 against England in Manchester.
He has played 58 Tests for New Zealand in which he has also scored 3428 runs. He has six Test centuries and 22 half-centuries to his name. Reed scored 10,535 runs in 246 cricket matches. In addition, 85 Test wickets are also fast. Reed retired from cricket in 1965.