Geoff Miller OBE is a retired English cricketer who represented England internationally for a number of years, since retiring, Miller has spent time on the England Cricket selectors board. Miller, who domestically played for Derbyshire and Essex, was an outstanding all-rounder and he had fantastic statistics to support this.
Miller’s cricketing career started for Derbyshire in 1973 in a match against Somerset, although the match wasn’t his best in terms of performance, it was a match that would go down in Derbyshire history as a legend was born. After a couple of breakthrough years, Miller was named the Cricket Writers’ Club Young Cricketer of the Year in 1976 before becoming Derbyshire captain in 1979.
Under Miller’s captaincy, Derbyshire won the Natwest Bank Trophy in 1981. Eventually, Miller moved from Derbyshire to Essex in 1987 and would play there until 1989 where he would then move back to Derbyshire and remain there until the end of his career. Miller did also spend time playing minor County cricket for Cheshire.
Throughout his career, Miller played 283 first-class matches and took an astonishing 888 wickets, he also scored 12,027 runs during that time. In the shorter form of the game, Miller took 278 wickets in 334 games to accompany the 3,234 runs he scored in that time. A fantastic domestic record, Miller is arguably one of Derbyshire’s greatest ever players.
During his international career, Miller scored 1,213 runs and took 60 wickets in his 34 test matches. In One Day Internationals, Miller took 25 wickets in 25 games and rarely featured with the bat. One of his most memorable moments as a test cricketer came in Melbourne during the 1982/83 Ashes series. Australia needed 3 runs to win when Ian Botham bowled a delivery to Jeff Thomson, the ball appeared to have been dropped in the slip cordon but Miller lept and caught the ball millimetres above the ground to see England win.
Geoff Miller OBE is one of the most sought after cricket speakers due to his wonderful personality and life experiences. He often talks about his career but also delves into topics such as teamwork, peak performance and the importance of leadership.
To book Geoff Miller OBE for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency using the contact details below:
When at corporate events, Geoff is known to cover the following topics:
- Cricket Speaker
- Overcoming Adversity
- Maximising Success
- Achieving Goals
See what people had to say about Geoff, when he appeared at their corporate events:
“Our evening was a great success 🙂 Geoff Miller was excellent so funny. Your donated memorabilia raised nearly £400!Thank you so much for helping us in a difficult situation I would happily recommend Champions” Jason Forskitt
“He was just superb! I only wish he could have spoken for longer but with such a jam packed afternoon it wasn’t possible. He had the whole marquee in stitches and I wouldn’t hesitate to either ask him again one day if I get the chance and recommend him to others” Lucy Yates
“He was absolutely brilliant, he held the whole 500 in the palm of his hand, and raised our spirits. He also gave us 2 presents which we auctioned. I’ll write to him” Angus Irvine
“Thank you so much for recommending Geoff. He was FAB. Everyone was laughing. Another really successful event” Mary McNamara
“Went very very well thanks. He was funny and had a lot of life experiences/stories to tell that everyone found really interesting. Also opened up to questions at the end, which could have kept going for hours – plenty of interaction and help to finished off the day
well.” – Julie Bamford, Assistant Brand Manager, Building Adhesives Limited
“We had lots of comments after you had left, all good at how much they had enjoyed your talk. Thank you for being general and not getting too technical about cricket. I could have listened to you for much longer.” – Teresa Wilkinson, Smith Brothers Ltd
“Geoff was an absolutely superb emcee. He completely caught the mood of the audience. I received excellent feedback. In particular, I need to mention that on the evening we had a pretty noisy crowd, not helped by poor acoustics. However, Geoff was brilliant at capturing the audience’s attention (and keeping them quiet)/ Would recommend him to any audience, regardless of their interest in cricket.” – Andrew Thake
“Feedback was good and he fit our day well. Very easy going and a lot recognised him and his achievements.” – Gina Hall, FRP Advisory
“I just wanted to take the opportunity to express my heartfelt thanks to Geoff for giving us a fantastic after dinner speech on Friday.
I have received so many complimentary comments and emails regarding the dinner and to a man they sang the praises of the brilliantly entertaining speech given by Geoff.Geoff went from being a quiet, charming and unassuming gentleman for the first couple of hours I was in his company, to this animated, hugely funny and entertaining speaker who rushed around telling us hilarious anecdotes about his cricketing life.Geoff – you made my evening and you ensured that my Captain’s Dinner will be talked about for many years to come thanks to the huge contribution you made towards making it the success it was. I’m just so pleased that I made such a great call in inviting you to be my guest speaker.
Once again many thanks to Champions for facilitating Geoff’s visit and to Geoff for being such a great entertainer.”
Alan – Bristol & Clifton Golf Club
“Excellent. The view was that he is the best we have had to give one of these talks at our events!!” – David
“Excellent speaker!! Geoff had everyone in stitches, even those without any cricket knowledge. Would highly recommend if you’re thinking of booking Geoff for your event!”
Megan – TF Solutions