Full name Craig Neil Miles
Born July 20, 1994, Swindon, Wiltshire
Current age 23 years 220 days
Major teams Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire 2nd XI
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Relation Brother - AJ Miles
|First-class debut||Gloucestershire v Northamptonshire at Bristol, May 11-14, 2011 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Worcestershire v Gloucestershire at Worcester, Aug 28-31, 2017 scorecard|
|List A debut||Gloucestershire v Essex at Cheltenham, Jul 26, 2011 scorecard|
|Last List A||Sussex v Gloucestershire at Eastbourne, May 14, 2017 scorecard|
|T20s debut||Gloucestershire v Somerset at Bristol, Jul 26, 2013 scorecard|
|Last T20s||Surrey v Gloucestershire at The Oval, Aug 17, 2017 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|1/81, 7, 0/65, 4*||Gloucs||v Worcs||Worcester||28 Aug 2017||FC|
|8, 3/25||Gloucs||v Surrey||The Oval||17 Aug 2017||T20|
|0/30, 0||Gloucs||v Middlesex||Uxbridge||15 Aug 2017||T20|
|2/51, 0, 0/5||Gloucs||v Northants||Northampton||6 Aug 2017||FC|
|0/41||Glouc 2nd XI||v Smrst 2nd XI||Bristol||1 Aug 2017||Other|
|0, 0/59||Glouc 2nd XI||v Kent 2nd XI||Bristol||25 Jul 2017||Other|
|2/9||Glouc 2nd XI||v Kent 2nd XI||Bristol||24 Jul 2017||Other T20|
|18, 1/15||Glouc 2nd XI||v Kent 2nd XI||Bristol||24 Jul 2017||Other T20|
|1*, 3/16||Glouc 2nd XI||v Hants 2nd XI||Bristol||20 Jul 2017||Other T20|
|2/28, 9*||Glouc 2nd XI||v Hants 2nd XI||Bristol||20 Jul 2017||Other T20|
Craig Miles is Gloucestershire's brightest young prospect. Mark Alleyne, a former favourite at the county both as captain and coach, where he led the county to seven one-day titles in five seasons, is just one judge who has expressed the belief that Miles had the ability to play for England, describing the slim pace bowler as reminiscent of a young Stuart Broad. As that comparison suggests, he is tall, at 6ft 4ins, stands tall at the crease and hits the deck. His challenge was to add a touch of extra pace to make himself an international prospect.
He was thrust into senior cricket aged just 16 in 2011 when an injury on the opening day of Gloucestershire's Championship match against Northamptonshire at Bristol required Miles to play. He didn't disgrace himself and returned two years later much stronger and fitter and took 43 wickets at 30.58 as a key part of Gloucestershire's attack. He was rewarded with a contract until the end of the 2017 season.
During the winter of 2013-14 he was part of the ECB's Potential England Performance Programme but injured his back training at Loughborough and missed the first half of the season. He returned in July and took 18 wickets at 19.88 in the remaining four Championship matches of the season. Further success in 2015 - including a 10 for 121 match analysis against a strong Lancashire side which scooted away with the second division title - earned him a place in the EPP fast-bowling camp and put him on the shortlist as the PCA's breakthrough player.
Miles' 52 Championship wickets for Gloucestershire in 2016 continued to make a good impression. He took his first hat-trick - of sorts - at any level in a surprise Gloucestershire win over Essex at the Cheltenham Festival, his wickets spread over two innings.