|Full name||Bruce Anthony Reid|
14 March 1963 |
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
|Height||2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)|
|Batting style||Left-hand bat|
|Bowling style||Left-arm fast-medium|
|Relations||JF Reid (cousin)|
|Test debut (cap 334)||December 1985 v India|
|Last Test||November 1992 v West Indies|
|ODI debut (cap 89)||9 January 1986 v New Zealand|
|Last ODI||18 March 1992 v West Indies|
|Domestic team information|
|Source: Cricinfo, 12 December 2005|
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.
Reid is 6'8" (203 cm) tall, the same height as former West Indian fast bowler Joel Garner. Until the appearance of 7'1" (216 cm) tall Pakistani left arm fast bowler Mohammad Irfan in 2010, Reid and Garner were 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. Bruce Reid and his Western Australian team mate Tom Moody, who himself stands 6'7" (201 cm) tall, towered 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. He is a cousin of John Reid, the New Zealand batsman.
- "Reid tipped to be bowling coach". The Times Of India. 27 November 2003.
- Benaud, Richie (1991). Border & Co: A Tribute To Cricket's World Champions. Hamlyn Australia. ISBN 0-947334-31-9.