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Keith Miller      

Full name Keith Ross Miller

Born November 28, 1919, Sunshine, Melbourne, Victoria

Died October 11, 2004, Mornington Peninsula, Melbourne, Victoria (aged 84 years 318 days)

Major teams Australia, New South Wales, Nottinghamshire, Victoria

Nickname Nugget

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

In a nutshell Flamboyant, insouciant and hugely gifted, Keith Miller was Australia's finest allrounder - and among the world's best - able to turn a match with bat or ball, and as dashing off the field as he was on it. More

Keith Ross Miller
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 55 87 7 2958 147 36.97 7 13 28 38 0
First-class 226 326 36 14183 281* 48.90 41 63 136 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 55 95 10461 3906 170 7/60 10/152 22.97 2.24 61.5 8 7 1
First-class 226 28070 11087 497 7/12 22.30 2.36 56.4 16 1
Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v Australia at Wellington, Mar 29-30, 1946 scorecard
Last Test Pakistan v Australia at Karachi, Oct 11-17, 1956 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1937-1959

Keith Miller enlivened the post-war years with his brilliant all-round play, able to turn a match with an attacking innings or a fiery spell of bowling. He is probably best remembered for his new-ball partnership with Ray Lindwall, but it was as a classical batsman that he first made his mark: a photograph of Miller clipping a textbook square-drive adorned the desk of the cricket-loving Australian prime minister Robert Menzies for many years.

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David Frith on Keith Miller

Hero, headliner, heartthrob

His game was marked by flair, devil-may-care insouciance, and awareness always that it was all just a game

Stats analysis

Australia's greatest allrounder

A batting average 14 more than his bowling average easily puts him in the top category of allrounders the world has ever seen

Cricinfo picks - Our top articles on this player
  • Miller the magnificent (May 28, 2004)
    John Arlott recalls Keith Miller, Australia's charismatic allrounder of the 1940s and 1950s
  • 'The Australian in excelsis' (Oct 11, 2004)
    Keith Miller, the most charismatic Australian cricketer of his generation, has died in a nursing home in Mornington, south of Melbourne
  • In love with Lord's (Oct 13, 2004)
    In 1993, David Frith talked with Keith Miller, a man who usually shunned interviews ...
  • Miller's magic moments (Oct 11, 2004)
    Keith Miller, who died today aged 84, was a barnstorming allrounder who lit up the decade after the Second World War with his performances
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Oct 20, 2004

Richie Benaud and Ian Chappell pay their respects at Keith Miller's funeral, October 20, 2004

Richie Benaud and Ian Chappell pay their respects at Keith Miller's funeral

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Oct 11, 2004

Keith Miller admires his statue during a ceremony at the MCG on February 16, 2004

Keith Miller admires his statue during a ceremony at the MCG

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Mar 24, 2004

Keith Miller

Keith Miller

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Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1954

Awarded the MBE in Jan 1956

Australian Cricket Hall of Fame 1996

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CA Wmn XI v WI Women at Canberra - Oct 22
CA Wmn XI won by 6 runs
Tasmania v South Aust at Sydney - Oct 22
South Aust won by 37 runs
Western Aust v Queensland at Sydney - Oct 22
Queensland won by 1 run
Elimination Final: NSW v Queensland at Sydney
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