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Dermot Reeve
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Dermot Reeve

England|Bowler
Dermot Reeve

INTL CAREER: 1991 - 1996

Full Name

Dermot Alexander Reeve

Born

April 02, 1963, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Age

58y 36d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

Playing Role

Bowler

Other

Coach, Commentator

TEAMS

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

Career Averages

Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test351496021/41/1530.002.4174.50000
ODI29281147820203/203/2041.004.2857.30000
FC24129533122324567/3726.822.4864.7080
List A3011243984872945/235/2328.864.0942.301310
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test3501245924.8044827.67018010
ODI292192913524.2538974.8000190120
FC241322778541202*34.867522000
List A30122371417310027.45115970
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

Photos


Dermot Reeve and Derek Randall patrol the covers
Dermot Reeve bowling at the Pavilion End
Dermot Reeve with a reverse sweep
Dermot Reeve
Dermot Reeve misses the ball after making room to hit through the off side
Dermot Reeve is run out by Rashid Latif