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Geoff Miller      

Full name Geoffrey Miller

Born September 8, 1952, Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Current age 63 years 352 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
Durham v Warwickshire at Chester-le-Street - Aug 23-26
Durham 207 Warwickshire 315/7 (108 ov)
Glamorgan v Sussex at Cardiff - Aug 23-26
Glamorgan 252 & 50/1 (19 ov) Sussex 283
Gloucs v Kent at Bristol - Aug 23-26
Gloucs 221 Kent 346/4 (82 ov)
Leics v Essex at Leicester - Aug 23-26
Leics 238 Essex 368/8 (103 ov)
Somerset v Hampshire at Taunton - Aug 23-26
Hampshire 338 Somerset 257/5 (71.2 ov)
Surrey v Lancashire at The Oval - Aug 23-26
Lancashire 287 Surrey 354/6 (113 ov)
Worcs v Northants at Worcester - Aug 23-26
Northants 551 Worcs 153/1 (40 ov)
Yorkshire v Notts at Scarborough - Aug 23-26
Yorkshire 282 & 200/4 (61 ov) Notts 94
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