Full name Luis Michael Reece
Born August 4, 1990, Taunton, Somerset
Current age 25 years 328 days
Major teams Lancashire, Lancashire 2nd XI, Leeds/Bradford MCCU, Marylebone Cricket Club, Unicorns
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm medium
|First-class debut||Surrey v Leeds/Bradford MCCU at The Oval, Mar 31-Apr 2, 2012 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Essex v Lancashire at Chelmsford, Sep 22-25, 2015 scorecard|
|List A debut||Lancashire v Unicorns at Manchester, Apr 24, 2011 scorecard|
|Last List A||Lancashire v Leicestershire at Manchester, Aug 21, 2014 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|107*, 0/28||Lancs 2nd XI||v Durham 2nd||Brandon||20 Jun 2016||Other OD|
|32||Lancs 2nd XI||v Unicorns||Knypersley||2 Jun 2016||Other T20|
|18||Lancs 2nd XI||v Unicorns||Knypersley||2 Jun 2016||Other T20|
|-||Lancs 2nd XI||v Yorks 2nd XI||York||25 May 2016||Other T20|
|24||Lancs 2nd XI||v Derby 2nd XI||Glossop||24 May 2016||Other T20|
|27||Lancs 2nd XI||v Derby 2nd XI||Glossop||24 May 2016||Other T20|
|10, 0/1||Lancs 2nd XI||v Notts 2nd XI||Liverpool||19 May 2016||Other T20|
|15, 33*||Lancs 2nd XI||v Notts 2nd XI||Liverpool||16 May 2016||Other|
|60||Lancs 2nd XI||v Derby 2nd XI||Neston||5 May 2016||Other OD|
|5, 40||Lancs 2nd XI||v Derby 2nd XI||Great Crosby||2 May 2016||Other|
Luis Reece made an immediate impact when he opened the innings for Lancashire in the Championship in 2013, averaging more than 55 and being named as the county's Young Player of the Year as they won promotion from the Second Division. Seven of his fifties came in successive innings. A rise in standards, though, proved more difficult for him to combat and he failed to retain his place as his average took a battering. A knee injury has slowed his progress with the ball.
Reece joined the Lancashire Academy in 2008, having made appearances for the Second XI as a 17-year-old the previous year, but it was across the Pennines in Leeds in 2012 that he gave notice of the other component of his game - an ability to bowl left-arm medium pace to considerable effect - when he took 7 for 21 for Leeds/Bradford MCCU in a three-day friendly against Sussex, at one time having figures of 5 for 0 from five overs.
Taunton-born Reece also played in two first-class matches for Leeds/Bradford UCCE, taking wickets against Surrey at The Oval and Yorkshire at Headingley, where he also demonstrated his technical quality as a left-hand batsman with scores of 40 and 60. Spells for the Unicorns in the county 40-over competition in 2011 and 2012, also helped him reawaken Lancashire's interest. After also averaging 64.60 with the bat for Lancashire's Second XI he signed a professional contract for 2013. Prior to the 2014 season he represented MCC in Abu Dhabi.
His 2015 season was disrupted when he broke a hand thumping the dressing room wall in frustration at a poor run of form and a dubious lbw decision: he later explained at as caused by emotional fallout after the death of his grandmother and a close friend.
He understands the Indian mentality better and doesn't have to deal with star players on the wane
Visibility is good, so is durability, and while it does swing a fair amount, it ought to spin as well