Dermot Reeve      

Full name Dermot Alexander Reeve

Born April 2, 1963, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Current age 51 years 239 days

Major teams England, Hong Kong, Somerset, Sussex, Warwickshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Other Coach, Commentator

Dermot Alexander Reeve
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 3 5 0 124 59 24.80 448 27.67 0 1 8 0 1 0
ODIs 29 21 9 291 35 24.25 389 74.80 0 0 19 0 12 0
First-class 241 322 77 8541 202* 34.86 7 52 200 0
List A 301 223 71 4173 100 27.45 1 15 97 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 3 5 149 60 2 1/4 1/15 30.00 2.41 74.5 0 0 0
ODIs 29 28 1147 820 20 3/20 3/20 41.00 4.28 57.3 0 0 0
First-class 241 29533 12232 456 7/37 26.82 2.48 64.7 8 0
List A 301 12439 8487 294 5/23 5/23 28.86 4.09 42.3 13 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v England at Christchurch, Jan 18-22, 1992 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v England at Wellington, Feb 6-10, 1992 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v West Indies at Lord's, May 27, 1991 scorecard
Last ODI England v Sri Lanka at Faisalabad, Mar 9, 1996 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1983-1996
List A span 1983-1998
Profile

Reeve loved to improvise. He would reverse-sweep the spinners to distraction, go down on one knee to hoist the quicks over midwicket, and subtly vary the pace of his jobbing, limbs-pumping seamers. In one county match, against Hampshire, he even played the left-arm spin of Raj Maru by throwing his bat to the ground to rule out catches to the close fielders. But, as a spanking cover-drive and tight off-stump line showed, he could do the basics too. His mind-over-matter approach made him a natural captain, and in 1994 - with a little help from Brian Lara's bat and Bob Woolmer's coaching - he led Warwickshire to three of the four major trophies, failing only in the NatWest final. Reeve was already an occasional member of England's one-day side by this stage - having appeared for his native Hong Kong in the 1982 ICC Trophy - and played in the 1992 World Cup final, but he was given just three Tests, all in New Zealand in 1991-92. His international career would have been longer if his ability to irk opponents hadn't extended to his team-mates. He left Warwickshire in 1997 to become Somerset's coach, and worked as an incisive commentator for Channel 4 until a newspaper expose of his cocaine addiction forced him to quit.
Lawrence Booth

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Jul 1, 2001

England Masters v Australia Masters, Trent Bridge Nottingham 1 July 2001

Dermot Reeve and Derek Randall patrol the covers

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Jul 1, 2001

England Masters v Australia Masters, Trent Bridge Nottingham 1 July 2001

Dermot Reeve bowling at the Pavilion End

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Jul 1, 2001

England Masters v Australia Masters, Trent Bridge Nottingham 1 July 2001

Dermot Reeve with a reverse sweep

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1996

Country Fixtures Country Results
2nd ODI: Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (RPS)
Nov 29, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST | 22:30 CST | 20:30 PST)
3rd ODI: Sri Lanka v England at Hambantota
Dec 3, 2014 (14:30 local | 09:00 GMT | 04:00 EST | 03:00 CST | 01:00 PST)
4th ODI: Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (RPS)
Dec 7, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST | 22:30 CST | 20:30 PST)
5th ODI: Sri Lanka v England at Pallekele
Dec 10, 2014 (14:30 local | 09:00 GMT | 04:00 EST | 03:00 CST | 01:00 PST)
6th ODI: Sri Lanka v England at Pallekele
Dec 13, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST | 22:30 CST | 20:30 PST)
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