Pura Cup 2004-05 November 1, 2004

Miller retires from Redbacks to go fishing

Cricinfo staff

Mick Miller, the South Australia allrounder, has retired to set up a charter fishing business in Darwin. Miller, 25, told his team-mates of the decision following Saturday's ING Cup game against Victoria at Adelaide Oval.

He said the business venture, which would also involve his brother, was a move to secure the financial future of his young family. "This was a very difficult decision to make, particularly with the season underway, but needing to secure the financial future of my family is my No. 1 priority," Miller said.

Miller made his first-class debut for Queensland in 1998-99 but moved to Adelaide in 2001 to further his career. He played 18 first-class matches, scoring 745 runs at an average of 24.83, and collected 28 wickets at 39.50. In his final appearance last weekend he scored 28 and took 0 for 35 as South Australia lost to the Bushrangers.

Harvey Jolly, the South Australian Cricket Association general manager of cricket, said Miller was a talented player who would be missed. "Mick has outstanding all-round ability and has represented South Australia well during his time here," Jolly said. "He is not only a talented cricketer but someone who is a real character within the squad."