Green fabric photo album, contains images of Keith Miller during his cricket career

Object Type
Photography/Photograph/Photograph album

Brief Description
Dark green fabric photo album featuring a series of predominantly black white photographs of Keith Miller. Many of them are signed and feature events from his cricket career. There are two colour montages of illustrations of Keith Miller featuring him in various cricket poses.
On the first page there is also a typed citation which reads, "Keith Miller. Keith 'Nugget' Miller was one of the most exciting cricketers Australia has ever known, a flamboyant all-rounder who played in 55 Test matches.
John Arlott, the distinguished English cricket writer, once observed of Miller: "If I had my choice of a player to win a match off the last ball, whether it required a catch, a six or a wicket, I would pick only one player, Keith Ross Miller". Because of his flair for the unpredictable as a batsman and bowler, plus his uncanny skills as a slips fieldsman, he has often been nominated as the finest all-rounder cricket has seen.
During his Test career he scored 2958 runs at an average of 36.97 and captured 170 wickets at 22.97. He toured England three times, the first as a member of Don Bradman's great 1948 side.
As a teenager at Melbourne High School, he showed great promise as both cricketer and footballer. With the outbreak of war, he trained as a pilot and went to fly Mosquito Strike planes in night missions over Germany. A crash landing resulted in a back injury which nagged him through his cricket career. He was a dynamic hero of the Victory Test series which helped re-establish big cricket after the war. At Lord's he scored 185 in 165 minutes, playing for a Dominions team against England.
In his first Test at Brisbane in 1946-47 against England, Miller scored 79, hitting the longest six ever at the ground and took 7 for 60 in the first innings. As a bowler, he formed one of Australian's finest opening combinations with Ray Lindwall.
He scored three centuries against England and four against the West Indies. He played for Victoria and later captained NSW in Sheffield Shield matches and in 50 first-class matches made 3538 runs at 57.06 and took 119 wickets at 25.36 and took 119 wickets at 25.36.
Born 28th November 1919
Inducted 9th December, 1986." (Album possibly associated with Miller's induction into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame).
H: 33.5 W: 35.3 D: 1.5mm (H: 1 5/16 W: 1 3/8 D: 1/16")
In storage
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Kindly donated to the Melbourne Cricket Club Museum by the Miller Family.



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