Former England cricket speaker and player Geoff Miller OBE has also completed a successful stint with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) as an England team selector, leaving the position in 2013 and is known for his own diverse and successful cricketing career.
Competing on the domestic scene for Derbyshire and Essex, Miller was known as a right-handed batsman, who made his first-class debut in 1973, playing his last game for Derbyshire in 1990. Since his retirement, Miller has turned his attentions to sports governance and has become one of the most prolific cricket speakers in the UK.
As an after dinner speaker Geoff is applauded for his experiences across all levels of cricket as well as his commitments within the ECB across some of the greatest and most testing times they’ve endured. This diverse experience has left Miller with a variety of insightful and entertaining stories to share with cricket enthusiasts in his capacity as a sports speaker.
As a professional player Geoff Miller OBE achieved 888 first-class wickets across 283 first class matches and effortlessly transferred his form across to International duties, taking 60 wickets in 34 tests and 25 wickets in 25 ODIs. Despite never achieving a test cricket century Geoff has become one of the most sought after sports speakers on the cricket circuit, his diversity and talent marking him as a truly great player.
In 2008 Geoff Miller was elected onto the ECB board of selectors, a role he held for five years, which ultimately culminated in the awarding of an OBE for his services to sport and work as a cricket speaker. Sitting through the home Summer Ashes’ win of 2013, Miller has tales to tell from both sides of the sporting fence; his insider knowledge and know-how allows him to deliver interesting and debatable speeches at specific cricket as well as sporting governance after dinner speaker events.
To book leading cricket speaker, Geoff Miller OBE to make a personal appearance at your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.
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