Geoff Miller spent 20 years on the professional cricket circuit, representing Derbyshire, Essex,Natal and England, travelling to all the major Test playing countries and playing with or against all of the present day greats, 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.” Having said that, he did play in 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 – so he couldn’t have been all that bad!
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 in Chesterfield.
“I’ve always thought that both life and the game of cricket are taken far too seriously and it is necessary to see the funny side on occasions.”
By virtue of the sport he was in, and the life he has led, Geoff now possesses a whole host of anecdotes and stories about himself and his colleagues which he relates in both all-male or mixed company. Naturally, cricket is not the only subject to be put under the microscope in his search for amusement.
Geoff is now in popular demand up and down the country, and overseas, he has found his new career just as stimulating as facing Michael Holding and Dennis Lillee or bowling at Viv Richards and Ian Botham (who he roomed with on one tour for 5 years). There must be a story or two somewhere from that and indeed there is!
Why not be entertained by a clean, modest man with an uncanny talent of making people laugh.
- 20 Years in the game of cricket 34 Test matches
- 25 One Day Internationals Captain of Derbyshire 1979-1981
- Vice Captain ofEngland1981 Scored over 14,000 runs
- Took over 4000 wickets Held over 300 catches
- 7 Overseas Tours (including Australia, New Zealand, India, Pakistan, West Indies, Sri Lanka).