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Miller to take up Derbyshire post

Former England National Selector Geoff Miller is set to become club president of Derbyshire.

Miller, who stood down from his role with the ECB at the end of last year, will be voted in at Derbyshire’s annual general meeting on March 26 after the county’s supervisory board unanimously supported his nomination.

During his playing career, Miller played 254 first-class matches for Derbyshire from 1973 to 1990, winning the NatWest Trophy in 1981.

Geoff Miller enjoyed a distinguished career as a player with Derbyshire and he will now serve as the county's club president

Miller took 888 wickets and scored 12,027 runs, including two centuries, in 283 career first-class matches. The all-rounder’s form in county cricket earned him an international call-up where he claimed 60 wickets and scored 1,213 runs in 34 Tests for England. 

As ECB National Selector, he oversaw three Ashes victories and England’s rise to number one in the world rankings for all three international formats.

Miller said: "I am grateful to chairman Chris Grant and the supervisory board for nominating me and I'm looking forward to my term in office. It is an honour, a privilege and a pleasure to be able to serve the county in this way."

Miller succeeds the outgoing president Willie Tucker. Speaking of the appointment, Grant added: “Willie was the first president to serve his term as part of the new governance structure.

"We are very grateful for his support in spreading the message across the county about the progress we are making as a club. 

“Geoff is the ideal person to take over the reins at a time when we are implementing our elite performance model.

"With his vast experience inside the ECB, he is uniquely placed to offer advice when called upon in our quest to produce a future England player.”   

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