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Miller: Presidency honour is special

GeoffMillerGeoff Miller OBE says he is honoured to be chosen as the next Derbyshire County Cricket Club President. 

The Supervisory Board unanimously supported the nomination of the former Derbyshire Captain and England & Wales Cricket Board National Selector who will be officially ratified at the Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 26th March.

Chesterfield-born Miller played 254 first-class matches for Derbyshire between 1973 and 1990, claiming 888 wickets and scoring 12,027 runs, including two centuries, in 283 career first-class matches.

“It’s a great honour to be selected to be the next President,” Miller said.

“I have a lifelong passion for Derbyshire being born in Chesterfield and enjoying many great years here as a player. I am very privileged to be asked to hold this role.

“I’ve done quite a lot in my life. I’ve been involved with England and played a lot for Derbyshire as well, but to be President of Derbyshire County Cricket Club is very special.

“I now look forward to coming to the County Ground and Chesterfield and watching a fair amount of cricket this summer and helping the Club in any way I can.”

The former ECB National Selector, who oversaw England’s rise to number one in both the Test and 50-over formats, also had high praise for Derbyshire’s new coaching structure under new Elite Performance Director Graeme Welch.

“It’s an exciting time to be part of Derbyshire,” Miller added.

“Graeme [Welch] is one of the best coaches in the business today. He will do a great job here.

“There’s no reason why Derbyshire can’t compete across all competitions this season. I’m sure Graeme will go through and analyse the squad and make sure they are in the best shape for the start of the season.

“As long as you have got good confidence and good players in the changing room, who can do a job on the field, there is no reason why Derbyshire shouldn’t be successful this summer.”

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