Geoff Miller spent 20 years on the professional cricket circuit representing Derbyshire, Essex, Natal and England. He travelled to all the major Test-playing countries and played with or against some of the greatest players in the game. To which he freely admits: “I wasn’t one of them!”
In his own words: “I was a comparatively boring bread and butter cricketer who was only selected in the team to allow all the brilliant flair players to perform with freedom”.
Apart from cricket, Geoff’s greatest attribute was the ability to keep his team-mates amused with his hilarious dry Northern humour – which he now brings to the after dinner speaking stage from his roots at Chesterfield.
By virtue of the sport he was in and the life he has led, Geoff now possesses a whole host of hilarious anecdotes and stories about himself and his colleagues which he relates both in male or mixed company.
Cricket is not the only topic he puts under the microscope in his search for amusement.
Geoff is now in popular demand throughout the country and overseas for corporate events, company seminars, trade associations, round tables and sportsman’s dinners.
He has found his speaking career just as stimulating as facing Michael Holding and Dennis Lillee, or bowling at Viv Richards and Ian Botham (who he roomed with on tour for five years!)There must be a story or two somewhere from that – and indeed there is!
Geoff played 34 Test Matches; 25 One Day Internationals; 7 Overseas Tours; Scored over 14,000 runs; was captain of Derbyshire and Vice Captain of England; took over 1000 wickets and held over 300 catches.
Geoff is the ECB Chairman of England Selectors.