Redbacks' Sam Miller signs for Sidmouth - 02/03/15

Sam MillerSIDMOUTH have recruited former Redbacks all-rounder Sam Miller for their Devon Premier League campaign.

Miller (27) is one of SACA Grade Cricket’s Premier All-Rounder’s. The tall left-hand batsman has scored well over 4,000 runs averaging early 30s alongside 150 plus wickets at a shade under 23 with his brisk medium pace in Grade cricket.

Since his move to Prospect District in 2011/12, Miller has scored 2,074 runs at 29.63 and taken 78 wickets at 23.03.

He was the prestigious Bradman Medal runner-up in 2011/12 (579 runs at 32.17 and 19 wickets at 16.42) and, became the first Prospect player in 28 years to win SA Grade Cricket's highest individual honour in 2012/13 (695 runs at 33.10 and 25 wickets at 24.24).

His barnstorming Grade summer coincided with three first-class matches for the Redbacks earlier in the season.

He also achieved the special feat of scoring a hundred (126) and taking a 5-for (5-30) during Prospect’s win over Adelaide in January 2013 – something even legendary all-rounder Sir Garfield Sobers couldn’t, during his stint with Prospect District back in the 1960s.

In October 2013, Miller played 6 one-day matches for the Redbacks, hitting a career-best 47* against Victoria, but despite dominant performances at Grade level and also for the States Under-23’s (including scores of 97 and 56* in his last 2 Futures League matches), Miller has yet to earn a re-call.

Nevertheless, the towering all-rounder continues to shine on the Grade scene and hopes to break down that door once again in future.

The South Australian is set for a UK return in 2015 having recently signed with Devon Premier League outfit Sidmouth for the upcoming season.

Big things will be expected of the talented all-rounder, who will no doubt be keen to impress, following his maiden stint with Wetherby club Barwick-In-Elmet back in 2007.


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