Derbyshire role for Miller

  • Last Updated: March 5 2014, 15:58 GMT

Former England all-rounder and national selector Geoff Miller has been elected as Derbyshire's new president.

Geoff Miller: Derbyshire's new president

Derbyshire's supervisory board unanimously supported the nomination of Chesterfield-born Miller, who played 254 first-class matches for the county and replaces Willie Tucker.

"Geoff is the ideal person to take over the reins at a time when we are implementing our Elite Performance model," chairman Chris Grant said.

"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."

Miller took 888 wickets and scored 12,027 runs, including two centuries, in 283 career first-class matches. He also claimed 60 wickets and scored 1,213 runs in 34 Tests for England.

Miller went on to enjoy great success as the England and Wales Cricket Board's national selector, overseeing England's rise to number one in both the Test and 50-over formats.

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