Curtis Reid

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BIOGRAPHY

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.

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