New Zealand official test player John F Reid dies aged 64 | ’80s New Zealand test hero John F Reid quits

Wellington: John F Reid, who scored six centuries in 19 tests for New Zealand, has died at the age of 64.

New Zealand Cricket (NZC) has confirmed his death. He had been ill for a long time.

Reid (John F Reid) played a key role in New Zealand’s innings and the 41-point victory over Australia in November 1985 at Gabba’s field in Brisbane.

NZC is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of John F Reid: NZ Test cap # 144, a key player in the success of the NZ team of the 80s, and a highly regarded NZC Academy coach and top chef performance.

– BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) December 29, 2020

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Left-handed batsman Reid shared an all-time record of 225 points for the third wicket with Martin Crowe (188), helping New Zealand score 553 for seven in their lone inning.

Richard Hadley secured New Zealand’s victory by taking nine wickets for 52 points in Australia’s opening innings and six wickets for 71 points in the second innings. John F Reid scored 1,296 points from 1979 to 1986 at an average of 46 in his testing career.