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Why are most captains inevitably batsmen?

Apr 12, 2017: Batsmen have always been preferred over bowlers for the leadership role. Is there any merit in such thinking?

Rob Steen

Keith and Marjorie

May 26, 2015: Tales of a dashing airman-cricketer in wartime, from a lady who knew him then

Alan Butcher

The swashbuckling flight lieutenant

Nov 3, 2014: Keith Miller lived his life and played his cricket king-size

Ashley Mallett


A barnacle on Australia's backside

Nov 23, 2013: Questionable spirit of cricket isn't just a modern tendency. Great players of the past also indulged in it, especially when it came to saving a Test

Martin Williamson

Five to do it all

Jul 10, 2012: Allrounders who could bat, bowl and sometimes field their sides to victory

Ashley Mallett

The XI

Australia's finest

Jul 20, 2009: Three legends from the 2000s feature in the jury's XI, which has a mostly even spread across the decades of Australian cricket

Peter English

Frank Tyson on Harold Larwood

Obsessions grow fast

Sep 12, 2007: On working in a fish-and-chip shop, idolising a coalmine worker

Cricinfo XI

Different era, same brilliance

Sep 12, 2007: Which players from the past would have done well at Twenty20? We put our thinking caps on.

Martin Williamson and Siddarth Ravindran


Beating up your neighbour

Jun 16, 2007: Martin Williamson on the first Test between neighbours Australia and New Zealand ... it was to be almost 28 years before they met again

Martin Williamson

XI Test cricketers who played VFL/AFL football

Australia's winter allrounders

May 28, 2007: XI Test cricketers who played Australian Rules football at the highest level

Brydon Coverdale

West Indies v Australia, Final, Champions Trophy

The Invincibles

Nov 5, 2006: Many things make Australian teams such dominant outfits, but the knowledge they can win from virtually any position is one of the most devastating characteristics

The Verdict by Peter English

The trouble with unauthorised biographies

Bookmen and their myths

Aug 8, 2006: Shane Warne and Keith Miller have more in common than portraits in the Lord's Long Room. Over the past 12 months they were also the subjects of biographies that have become more recognisable for escapades and conquests than on-field achievement.

Peter English

Four caps in one auction

Miller's Baggy Green fetches $35,000

Jun 28, 2006: A Baggy Green cap worn by Keith Miller in the 1954-55 Ashes series has been sold at auction for Aus$35,000 (US$26,000)

ESPNcricinfo staff

Four players' baggy greens up for auction

Miller's Test cap goes under the hammer

Jun 15, 2006: A baggy green of Keith Miller will be auctioned alongside three other Australian players' Test caps in Melbourne on June 28

ESPNcricinfo staff

Keith Miller: the Life of a Great All-rounder by Roland Perry

Fault lines in a hero's tale

Jun 14, 2006: David Frith reviews Keith Miller: the Life of a Great All-rounder by Roland Perry

David Frith

Cricinfo XI

Rubbing their noses in it

Mar 28, 2006: You can't beat a good bowling attack, and you sure can be exposed without one. Here, Cricinfo recalls 11 of the less successful packs that haven't so much hunted as grunted and often without reward

Andrew Miller and Martin Williamson


Jim Laker's other ten-for

Aug 20, 2005: We look back to 1956 and Jim Laker's ten wickets against Australia - but not the one at Old Trafford, but the one for Surrey at The Oval three months earlier

Martin Williamson

ECB and Cricket Australia unveil Compton-Miller Medal

New award for Ashes player of the series

Jul 20, 2005: The England and Wales Cricket Board and Cricket Australia have announced the Compton-Miller Medal, to be awarded to the player of the series in the forthcoming Ashes.

ESPNcricinfo staff

The Andrew Symonds affair

Pints and proselytizers

Jun 24, 2005: The furore over Andrew Symonds' night out was way over the top, and once again raised uncomfortable questions of the unreal behavioural standards we expect from elite sportsmen

Dileep Premachandran

Obituary, 2005

Keith Miller

2005: © Getty Images MILLER , KEITH ROSS MBE, AM, died on October 11, 2004, aged 84

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