Former New Zealand batsman John Fulton Reid passed away at the age of 64 years at Christchurch on Tuesday, the New Zealand Cricket (NZC) revealed the news on their official website.
Making his debut in international cricket in 1979, Reid was a key figure of the New Zealand cricket during the 80s. He was especially known for his brilliant game in Test cricket and had a commendable batting average of 46.28. Reid had played 19 Test matches scoring 1296 runs, in which he had registered six centuries, an impressive number in terms of the number of matches.
Reid is renowned for registering 1000 Test runs in the minimum number of innings, precisely 20. He had also played 25 One Day Internationals and 101 FC matches scoring 633 and 5650 runs in them, respectively.
After hanging his boots, Reid had also served as chief executive of Auckland Cricket, as a coach, and also a mentor and administrator at NZC, working laboriously for the development of the nation’s high-performance programme and community sports.
Mourning over his demise, NZC chief executive David White said, “His passing is an enormous loss and our thoughts are with his family and close friends.”
“Quite apart from anything else, John was the most lovely, engaging man who inspired all those around him, including generations of young men and women cricketers. He will be greatly missed,” White added.