Hamish Miller was amongst the first wave of overseas cricketers to play in English county cricket during the 1960s. But whereas others moved to the UK for cricketing reasons, the South African all-rounder played for Glamorgan as a result of securing a place on a postgraduate course at the University of Wales.
He made his county debut in 1963 against Hampshire at Swansea, and soon proved himself to be a capable all-rounder, besides appearing in the inaugural List A match that summer against Somerset at the Arms Park in the Gillette Cup.
Both of Hamish’s Championship best performances came in 1964, as he struck a forthright 81 against Gloucestershire at Cheltenham, and claimed 7/48 with his lively seam bowling against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.
Hamish appeared in a total of 27 first-class matches until returning to the Cape after completing his studies in 1967. He had made his debut for Western Province in 1962/63, and after returning to South Africa, Hamish played for Orange Free State until the 1970/71 season before focusing his efforts on his career as a mining engineer.
MILLER, Hamish David Sneddon
Born – Blackpool, 20th April 1943.
Died – USA (whilst on an internal flight) 24th April 1997.
Best performances for Glamorgan:
In first-class cricket – 81 v Gloucestershire at Cheltenham College, 1964; 7/48 v Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge, 1964.
In List A cricket – 13* and 1/31 v Somerset at Cardiff Arms Park, 1963.