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Bruce Reid
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Personal information
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm fast-medium
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs
Matches 27 61
Runs scored 93 49
Batting average 4.65 3.76
100s/50s -/- -/-
Top score 13 10
Balls bowled 6244 3250
Wickets 113 63
Bowling average 24.63 34.96
5 wickets in innings 5 1
10 wickets in match 2 n/a
Best bowling 7/51 5/53
Catches/stumpings 5/- 6/-
Source: Cricinfo, 12 December 2005

Bruce Anthony Reid (born 14 March 1963, Perth, Australia) is an Australian cricketer and bowling coach of the Indian national cricket team on their 2003-04 tour to Australia.

He represented Australia in Test cricket between December 1985 and December 1992 and in One Day Internationals between January 1986 and March 1992. He played 27 Test matches for Australia taking 113 Test wickets at an average of 24.63 runs per wicket. He also played 61 one-day-internationals taking 63 ODI wickets. Reid played for Western Australia in the Sheffield Shield.

He was 2.03 metres (6 feet 8 inches) tall and along with Joel Garner, one of the tallest players ever to have played international cricket.

His statistics are not extraordinary, but they do not tell the entire story. He bowled left-arm fast-medium and had natural swing and awkward angle of delivery. Along with that, he achieved steepling bounce from his great height and was very accurate. But being very thin in build, he frequently broke down with injuries and was rarely fully fit. Injuries therefore limited his international appearances though in the 1990-91 Ashes series v England he took 27 wickets in the five Test matches.

A lasting image of Reid was the poster of the Australian World Cup team of 1992 with everybody in yellow jerseys with Bruce Reid and his Western Australian team mate Tom Moody (2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) and powerfully built) towering over the rest of the Australian team.

Since retirement Reid has developed a career as a bowling coach, and worked with teams around the world including the Indian national cricket team, the Zimbabwe national cricket team and Hampshire County Cricket Club. He has also mentored Australian fastbowlers, including Nathan Bracken. [1] He is a cousin of John Reid, the New Zealand batsman.

Bruce Reid's Test career batting performance.



  • Benaud, Richie (1991). Border & Co: A Tribute To Cricket's World Champions. Hamlyn Australia. ISBN 0-94-7334-31-9.  

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