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Bert Sutcliffe and John Reid, 1959

Bert Sutcliffe and John Reid, 1959

Bert Sutcliffe (left) and John Reid shake hands before a Plunket Shield match between Wellington and Otago at the Basin Reserve. They were two of the greatest players in provincial cricket history. Sutcliffe, a brilliant left-hand batsman, scored the two highest innings in provincial cricket (385 and 355), while Reid, also a useful medium-pace and off-spin bowler, had the fifth highest innings of 296.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1959/4399

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Don Neely, 'Cricket - Provincial cricket', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 June 2024)

Story by Don Neely, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Apr 2016