Dermot Reeve OBE is a record-breaking cricket captain.
Reeve played for Hong Kong in the 1982 ICC Trophy, averaging 34.50 with the bat and 15.71 with the ball.
He signed for Sussex for the 1983 English season and took 42 wickets in the County Championship.
Following six seasons with Sussex, he moved to Warwickshire in 1988.
Reeve was made Warwickshire captain in 1993, and in 1994 led the county to an unprecedented domestic treble, winning the County Championship, the AXA Equity and Law League and the Benson & Hedges Cup, only being defeated in the final of the NatWest Trophy.
‘Reeve delivered a speech a little short of genius’
Ian Wooldridge, Daily Mail
Dermot left Warwickshire halfway through the 1996 season and moved on to become the coach to Somerset.
Reeve played three Test matches for England, and 29 One-Day Internationals appearing in both the 1992 and 1996 World Cups.
During 1996, Dermot was named Wisden Cricketer of the Year and received an OBE for Services to Cricket.
More recently, Dermot was the coach of the New Zealand side, Central Districts.
‘Reeve is an excellent mimic with Imran Khan his speciality.’
His strong personality is evident whether he is fronting televised cricket coverage or presenting an after-dinner speech.
Dermot was as the forefront of Channel 4 cricket coverage from the start until 2005. His duties included fronting the studio discussions with pundits, commentary, introducing and presenting the awards ceremonies after all televised matches, and being out and about to meet and talk to both past and present players.
In addition, Dermot has appeared on other television shows such as A Question of Sport, They Think Its All Over, ‘I Love the 80s’, and started his commentary career on Sky Sports back in 1994.
Known throughout the cricketing world and beyond for his wit as much as his immense knowledge of the game, Dermot Reeve is recognised as one of the very best cricket after-dinner speakers on the circuit delivering an array of impersonations and amusing stories.
Now based back in the UK, Dermot is also an accomplished MC and auctioneer.