Audley Miller

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Audley Miller
Personal information
Full nameAudley Montague Miller
Born19 October 1869
Brentry, Westbury-on-Trym, Gloucestershire, England
Died26 June 1959
Clifton, Bristol, England
BattingRight-handed batsman
BowlingRight arm medium-fast
RoleBatsman, Umpire
International information
National side
Only Test(cap  99)13 February 1896 v  South Africa
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches15
Runs scored24105
Batting average n/a15.00
100s/50s0/00/0
Top score20*36
Balls bowled070
Wickets 01
Bowling average n/a49.00
5 wickets in innings 00
10 wickets in match00
Best bowlingn/a1/1
Catches/stumpings 0/00/0
Source: cricinfo.com, 11 September 2019

Audley Montague Miller (19 October 1869 in Brentry, Westbury-on-Trym, Gloucestershire, England – 26 June 1959 in Clifton, Bristol, England) was an amateur cricketer who played one Test match for England, and stood as a Test umpire in two matches.

Miller's participation in his only Test came as a result of his touring South Africa in 1895-96. The early England tours to South Africa comprised mostly good minor county or club cricketers, with a small number of first-class cricketers thrown in. The games were only given Test status retrospectively. Miller was one of the non-regular-first-class players on the tour, and he made his first-class and Test debut in the 1st Test at Port Elizabeth in February 1896, scoring 4 not out and 20 not out. Due to the bowling of George Lohmann (7-38 and 8-7, including a Test hat-trick)), England won easily, by 288 runs. Miller stood as an umpire in the remaining two Tests of the tour, the 2nd Test at Johannesburg and the 3rd Test at Cape Town, both played in March 1896. Both matches were largely dominated by Lohmann's bowling (9-28 and 3-43, 7-42 and 1-45), and won by England by an innings. These were the only Test or first-class matches in which Miller stood as an umpire.

After he returned to England, Miller played four more first-class games over the period to 1903, all for the Marylebone Cricket Club. He subsequently played for Wiltshire County Cricket Club and was team captain until 1920.

His nephew, Thomas Miller played first-class cricket for Gloucestershire County Cricket Club between 1902 and 1914.

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