Luis Reece in 2019: Redefining an all-rounder
Luis Reece enjoyed a brilliant campaign on and off the field in 2019, combining his key role for Derbyshire with a determination to help others.
Having committed his future to the club until the end of the 2023 season, we reflect on a stellar campaign for the all-rounder and the work he has done for charity.
The all-rounder took a career-best 52 wickets in the Specsavers County Championship this season, as well as 785 runs at an average of 30.19 and a high-score of 184.
Often opening the bowling and the batting, Reece scored two centuries in the county championship, while he picked up five-wicket hauls against Durham, Lancashire and Sussex, form which saw him named the club’s county championship Player of the Year .
In the Vitality Blast, Reece was part of a top-order that scored more than 1,500 runs as Derbyshire reached their maiden Finals Day. He scored three half-centuries in the competition and claimed ten wickets at an average of 27.00.
There was also success for the all-rounder in the Royal London One-Day Cup, where he managed 310 runs at an average of 38.75, including one century. Reece also took five wickets in the competition.
Along with Ravi Rampaul and Matt Critchley, Reece was awarded his County Cap by Derbyshire legend John Wright in September, recognising his stellar campaign across all formats.
However, Reece’s impact this season was not restricted to the cricket field, as he stepped-up his campaign to raise money for charity by completing a set of challenges.
From running 10k in full batting gear, eating a Scotch Bonnet Chilli to sporting blue hair for the Vitality Blast quarter-final against Gloucestershire, Reece went all-out to raise money for three charities close to his heart.
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