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Full name Geoffrey Miller
Born September 8, 1952, Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Current age 62 years 101 days
Major teams England, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Essex, Natal
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Height 6 ft 2 in
Education Chesterfield Grammar School
|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|
|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|
|List A span||1973-1994|
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
Awarded the OBE on 31st December 2013
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