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John Reid
Inducted in 1990
A batsman, a bowler and sometimes a wicketkeeper, Reid could lay claim with Sir Richard Hadlee to being New Zealand cricket’s greatest allrounder.
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If there was one regret about Reid’s 16-year international career, it was that he played before the era of one-day matches. His diverse skills and powerful hitting would have made him even more of a sensation in the limited-overs game.

Among many achievements, Reid scored a 68-minute century against Orange Free State in 1962. He played in 58 tests for New Zealand for a total of 3428 runs at an average of 33.28 and scored six centuries, with a highest of 142 against South Africa.

He took 85 wickets in tests at an average of 33.35 with a best of 6-60, against South Africa in 1964. As a wicketkeeper for New Zealand, he was responsible for 13 dismissals.

Reid later was a New Zealand selector, coached successfully in South Africa, and became one of the International Cricket Council’s match referees.

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