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Geoff Miller      

Full name Geoffrey Miller

Born September 8, 1952, Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Current age 61 years 307 days

Major teams England, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Essex, Natal

Nickname Dusty

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Other Selector

Height 6 ft 2 in

Education Chesterfield Grammar School

Geoffrey Miller
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 34 51 4 1213 98* 25.80 3416 35.50 0 7 119 0 17 0
ODIs 25 18 2 136 46 8.50 265 51.32 0 0 12 0 4 0
First-class 383 548 94 12027 130 26.49 2 72 309 0
List A 334 267 57 4234 88* 20.16 0 17 110 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 34 50 5149 1859 60 5/44 6/57 30.98 2.16 85.8 1 1 0
ODIs 25 24 1268 813 25 3/27 3/27 32.52 3.84 50.7 0 0 0
First-class 383 59221 24854 888 8/70 27.98 2.51 66.6 39 7
List A 334 13389 8186 278 4/22 4/22 29.44 3.66 48.1 4 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v West Indies at The Oval, Aug 12-17, 1976 scorecard
Last Test England v West Indies at Lord's, Jun 28-Jul 3, 1984 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v Australia at The Oval, Jun 6, 1977 scorecard
Last ODI England v West Indies at Lord's, Jun 4, 1984 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1973-1990
List A span 1973-1994
Profile

As an allrounder Geoff Miller was essentially reliable rather than matchwinning, but his batting was sufficiently better than that of rival offspinners John Emburey and Eddie Hemmings to earn him 34 Test caps. In his most successful series, against a Packer-weakened Australia in 1978-79, he topped the bowling averages with 23 wickets at 15.04. Unaccountably for such a correct batsman, he needed 380 innings to compile a maiden first-class hundred, though before that he had twice scored 98 for England, one of them not out. A droll character, he was much in demand in retirement as an after-dinner speaker, and joined the England selection panel in 2000. Eight years later, he usurped David Graveney as England's National Selector - a post Graveney had held for eleven years.
Cricinfo Staff January 2008

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Dec 4, 2013

Giles Clarke talks to Geoff Miller and Hugh Morris, Adelaide, December 4, 2013

Giles Clarke talks to Geoff Miller and Hugh Morris

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Sep 23, 2013

Geoff Miller and Hugh Morris at the announcement of England's Ashes squad, Lord's, London, September 23, 2013

Geoff Miller and Hugh Morris at the announcement of England's Ashes squad

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Sep 23, 2010

Hugh Morris and Geoff Miller share a quiet word, The Oval, September 23, 2010

Hugh Morris and Geoff Miller share a quiet word

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Notes

Awarded the OBE on 31st December 2013

Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Investec Test: England v India at Nottingham - Jul 9-13
India 457 & 167/3 England 496
Northants v Somerset at Northampton - Jul 12-15
Somerset 366/8
South Division: Essex v Kent at Colchester - Jul 12
Essex won by 63 runs
Durham v Warwickshire at Chester-le-Street
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Essex v Hampshire at Colchester
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Lancashire v Notts at Liverpool
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Worcs v Leics at Worcester
Jul 13-16, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
North Division: Derbyshire v Yorkshire at Chesterfield
Jul 13, 2014 (14:30 local | 13:30 GMT | 09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT)
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