Curtis Reid

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Curtis Reid
Personal information
Full name Curtis Alexander Reid
Born (1836-07-16)16 July 1836
Inverary Park, New South Wales, Australia
Died 1 July 1886(1886-07-01) (aged 49)
Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Right-arm (unknown style)
Role Bowler
Domestic team information
Years Team
1869/70–1870/71 Victoria
First-class debut 24 February 1870 Victoria v New South Wales
Last First-class 9 March 1871 Victoria v New South Wales
Umpiring information
Tests umpired 1 (1877)
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 3
Runs scored 12
Batting average 3.00
100s/50s 0/0
Top score 5
Balls bowled 431
Wickets 16
Bowling average 10.87
5 wickets in innings 2
10 wickets in match 1
Best bowling 6/5
Catches/stumpings 1/0
Source: CricketArchive, 5 November 2011

Curtis Alexander Reid (16 July 1836 at Inverary Park, New South Wales – 1 July 1886 at Hawthorn, Victoria) umpired the historic first Test match played between Australia and England in Melbourne on 15 March to 19 March 1877. His colleague was Richard Terry.

As a player, Reid was a left-hand batsman and right-arm bowler who played three matches for Victoria from 1869 to 1871. He took 16 wickets at an average of 10.87, with best figures of 6 for 5. Less successful with the bat, he scored 12 runs in 5 innings.

Reid was appointed secretary of the Melbourne Cricket Club in 1877 and was the first to be paid.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Moyes, p. 35.


  • Moyes, A. G. (1959) Australian Cricket: A History, Angus & Robertson:Sydney.

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