Wednesday 3 January 2007
Denis Miller To Present Compton-Miller Medal In Sydney
Named in honour of two of the greatest players of the post Second World War era in Denis Compton and Keith Miller, the Compton-Miller Medal is presented to the player of each Ashes Series.
Denis Miller, the son of Keith, will present the medal in Sydney.
It will be judged by Cricket Australia Chief Executive Officer James Sutherland and England and Wales Cricket Board Chief Executive David Collier.
The concept of a Compton-Miller medal developed after the memorial service for Miller in Melbourne last year after Mr Miller's widow, Marie, reminded cricket officials of her husband's great friendship with Denis Compton, his English alter-ego.
The two players epitomised Ashes cricket in the years after Second World War and represented the true spirit of cricket with a fierce on-field rivalry and endearing friendship off the field.
England captain Andrew Flintoff won the first Compton-Miller medal in 2005.
The medal was designed and manufactured by the Royal Mint in London and features the images of Miller on one side and Compton on the reverse side.