Matches (25)
SA v WI (A tour) (1)
WI v IRE (EME) (1)
Legends League (1)
Abu Dhabi T10 (3)
NZ v PAK (W) (1)
Hazare Trophy (18)

Full Name

Dermot Alexander Reeve


April 02, 1963, Kowloon, Hong Kong


60y 247d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium

Playing Role



Coach, Commentator

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

Dermot Reeve Career Stats


List A301-1243984872945/235/2328.864.0942.31310

Batting & Fielding

List A30122371417310027.45--115--970
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Dermot Reeve with a reverse sweep
Dermot Reeve bowling at the Pavilion End
Dermot Reeve and Derek Randall patrol the covers
Dermot Reeve
Dermot Reeve misses the ball after making room to hit through the off side
Dermot Reeve lifts the County Championship trophy