Compton–Miller Medal

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The 2005 Ashes series in England saw the inauguration of the Compton–Miller Medal for the Ashes Man of the Series award.

The award is named after two great cricketers – the batsman Denis Compton of England and the all-rounder Keith Miller of Australia. According to David Collier, chief executive of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), "Denis Compton had the post-war status of a matinee idol – with a love of life and a love of living life to the full. It was an attitude he shared with Keith Miller and they became not only great rivals but also great friends."

The new medal was announced just before the first Test in 2005 Ashes series, with Miller's widow Marie Challman and Compton's son Richard representing the two men honoured in the award's title. The two captains for the series, Michael Vaughan and Ricky Ponting, were also present.

Recipients[edit]

SeriesPlayerNotes
2005Andrew Flintoffall-rounder for England (made 402 runs, including one century, at an average of 40.20 and took 24 wickets, including one five wicket haul, at an average of 27.29 for the series, and was awarded two man of the match awards).[1]
2006–07Ricky Pontingtop order batsman and captain for Australia (made 576 runs, including two centuries, at an average of 82.28 and was awarded two man of the match awards).[1]
2009Andrew Straussopening batsman and captain for England (made 474 runs, including one century, at an average of 52.66).[2]
2010–11Alastair Cookopening batsman for England (made 766 runs, including three centuries, at an average of 127.66 and was awarded two man of the match awards).[3]
2013Ian Bellmiddle order batsman for England (made 562 runs, including three centuries, at an average of 62.44).[4]
2013–14Mitchell Johnsonfast bowler for Australia (37 wickets at an average of 13.97 and was awarded three man of the match awards).
2015Joe Rootmiddle order batsman for England (made 460 runs, including two centuries, at an average of 57.50 and was awarded one man of the match award).
2017–18Steve Smithtop order batsman and captain for Australia (made 687 runs, including two centuries, one double century, at an average of 137.40 and was awarded two man of the match awards).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Compton Miller Medal up for grabs again in 2009". Yorkshire CCC. Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 30 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "The Ashes: how the England players fared". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2013-08-30. 
  3. ^ "The Ashes: presentation ceremony descends into farce as organisers forget Alastair Cook's medal". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2013-08-30. 
  4. ^ "England's Andy Flower defends his captain but keeps mum on own future". The Guardian. Retrieved 2013-08-30. 

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