Bruce Reid

Country: Australia
Born: March 14, 1963, Osborne Park, Perth, Western Australia
Height: 2.03 m
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Left arm Fast medium
Playing role: Bowler

Bruce Reid Bio

Bruce Anthony Reid, born on March 14, 1963, in Victoria, Australia, was a remarkable left-arm pace bowler who made a significant impact on the Australian cricket scene during his short but impactful career.

Reid’s cricket journey began in the mid-1980s when Australia was going through a difficult period in international cricket. He made his Test debut in the 1985-86 season alongside fellow legendary cricketers Merv Hughes and Geoff Marsh. Despite the challenging circumstances, Reid showcased his exceptional talent, becoming an indispensable asset for Australia’s bowling attack.

Standing tall with a lanky frame, Reid possessed the ability to swing the ball into right-handed batsmen and also create sharp angles away from them. His natural ability to generate steep bounce made him a constant threat to opposing batsmen. The moment that truly defined his career as a force to be reckoned with came in 1990 when he claimed a remarkable 13-wicket haul against England at Melbourne. A year later, he followed it up with another outstanding performance, capturing 12 wickets against India at the same venue.

However, despite his exceptional skills, Reid faced numerous challenges due to his slight physique, which struggled to cope with the demands of fast bowling. In December 1987, at the age of 24, he was forced to leave the field during a match against New Zealand in Adelaide due to the first of many recurring back injuries he would suffer throughout his career. Despite his sheer determination and rigorous rehabilitation efforts, Reid experienced several setbacks, which limited his opportunities to represent Australia at the highest level. In the end, he could only manage to play 27 Tests before retiring at the age of 29 in 1992.

Although his international career was cut short, Reid’s impact cannot be understated. In those 27 Tests, he managed to claim an impressive 113 wickets at an average of 24.63, with a remarkable strike rate of 55.20. His ability to consistently trouble batsmen and pick up crucial wickets made him a true force to be reckoned with whenever he took the field.

Reid’s contributions to Australian cricket extended beyond his personal achievements on the field. He inspired a generation of aspiring young fast bowlers with his unique skills and fierce determination. His legacy lives on as he continues to be remembered as one of the finest left-arm pace bowlers Australia has ever produced.

After retiring from international cricket, Reid remained involved in the sport by working as a coach and commentator. He shared his vast knowledge and experiences with the next generation, helping them hone their skills and develop a deep passion for the game.

To this day, Bruce Anthony Reid’s name is synonymous with skill, resilience, and excellence in Australian cricket. His short but impactful career serves as a reminder that even amidst adversity, true talent and determination can make an indelible mark on the sport.

Bruce Reid Career Stats

Bruce Reid Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 27 34 14 93 13 4.65 394 23.6 0 0 7 0 5 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 61 21 8 49 10 3.76 117 41.88 0 0 2 0 6 0
FC 96 106 42 503 30 7.85 - - 0 0 - - 19 0
List A 96 32 14 104 15* 5.77 - - 0 0 - - 11 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Bruce Reid Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 27 42 6244 2784 113 7/51 13/148 24.63 2.67 55.2 11 5 2
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 61 61 3250 2203 63 5/53 5/53 34.96 4.06 51.5 0 1 0
FC 96 - 20831 9323 350 7/51 - 26.63 2.68 59.5 - 12 3
List A 96 - 5112 3249 106 5/53 5/53 30.65 3.81 48.2 1 1 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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