Geoff Miller is a former Derbyshire, Essex, Natal and England Player, England Cricket Selector and now an Entertaining After-Dinner Speaker.
Geoff 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 Miller’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 Miller 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!
He 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. In 2008, Geoff Miller was elected as National Selector by the England and Wales Cricket Board.
“Everyone loved the talk – including those who knew nothing about cricket’.” -The Institute of Chartered Accountants
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Matthew Willetts MA is the Director of Comicus who has over 35 years experience in television, film, theatre, and comedy club/cabaret entertainment, working as a performer, screenwriter, producer and agent. He lectured at Southampton Solent University in Comedy, Screenwriting, Television, Theatre & Radio. Matthew can sometimes be seen and heard on TV & Radio and often quoted in the national press and media publications. As well as speaking regularly at festivals and industry conferences, he has been a judge at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Montreux Television Festival.
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