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Dickie Bird - Author

About the Author

Born in 1933, the son of a miner, Dickie Bird has spent a life 'married to cricket'. He was signed up to play for Yorkshire age 19, and played on the county circuit for the next 13 years. In 1979 he became a Test match umpire. The announcement that he would umpire his final Test at Lord's in June 1996 signalled the end of an international career which has won him worldwide affection as the finest umpire in cricket history.

Featured books by Dickie Bird

80 Not Out My Favourite Cricket Memories

80 Not Out My Favourite Cricket Memories

Author: Dickie Bird Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/05/2014

Hardly a week goes by without Dickie Bird visiting a county or Test match arena where he can keep up to date with all that is happening in the cricket world, while at the same time taking the opportunity to reflect, in the company of old friends and acquaintances, on his own colorful contribution to the sport that lasted for over half a century. Dickie remains the most famous umpire of them all and is still highly respected throughout the world. A lovable eccentric with a joyful sense of fun, he has decided, as he approaches his eightieth birthday, to recall the highlights of his life in cricket, while also providing an illuminating insight into what he has been up to since his retirement.

Other books by Dickie Bird

Dickie Bird Autobiography An honest and frank story

Dickie Bird Autobiography An honest and frank story

Author: Dickie Bird, Michael Parkinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/08/2018

Dickie Bird's retirement was an international event shown on TV screens and newspapers throughout the world. He is a household name, an eccentric, and one of the most loved and respected characters in world cricket. His idiosyncratic style and infectious humour has endeared him to millions, transcending his sport. Fiercely proud of his background as a Yorkshire miner's son, his account follows his youth in Barnsley, his early days as a cricketer, through to his career as an umpire and his experiences of the international scene, all told with total honesty by this very private person. As the most respected umpire in the game, Dickie has serious and constructive points to make about modern cricket. He has fearlessly berated fast-bowlers when necessary. He has some sharp comments to make about ball tampering and he has mixed feelings about the introduction of the third umpire. Dickie wanted to go out at the top and he has certainly done so - after standing at 66 Test matches, three World Cup finals and 92 one-day Internationals. Combining forthright views on the game and those involved in it, compelling accounts of what it is like behind the scenes in cricket at the highest level, and the hilarious stories for which Dickie is so well known, here is the refreshing and enjoyable autobiography of a sporting legend.

80 Not Out My Favourite Cricket Memories

80 Not Out My Favourite Cricket Memories

Author: Dickie Bird Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/05/2014

Hardly a week goes by without Dickie Bird visiting a county or Test match arena where he can keep up to date with all that is happening in the cricket world, while at the same time taking the opportunity to reflect, in the company of old friends and acquaintances, on his own colorful contribution to the sport that lasted for over half a century. Dickie remains the most famous umpire of them all and is still highly respected throughout the world. A lovable eccentric with a joyful sense of fun, he has decided, as he approaches his eightieth birthday, to recall the highlights of his life in cricket, while also providing an illuminating insight into what he has been up to since his retirement.

80 Not Out: My Favourite Cricket Memories A Life in Cricket

80 Not Out: My Favourite Cricket Memories A Life in Cricket

Author: Dickie Bird Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/04/2013

Hardly a week goes by without Dickie Bird visiting a county or Test match arena where he can keep up to date with all that is happening in the cricket world, while at the same time taking the opportunity to reflect, in the company of old friends and acquaintances, on his own colourful contribution to the sport that lasted for over half a century. Dickie remains the most famous umpire of them all and is still highly respected throughout the world. A lovable eccentric with a joyful sense of fun, he has decided, as he approaches his eightieth birthday, to recall the highlights of his life in cricket, while also providing an illuminating insight into what he has been up to since his retirement.

The Little Book of Dickie Bird

The Little Book of Dickie Bird

Author: Dickie Bird Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2011

Wit of Cricket Collection

Wit of Cricket Collection

Author: Dickie Bird, Brian Johnston, Henry Blofeld Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 21/08/2008

Cricket is often said to be a funny old game, and now you can find out why in this blockbusting collection of the very best jokes, stories and anecdotes from some of the game's great personalities. Dickie Bird, Fred Trueman, Brian Johnston and Henry Blofeld bring you the very best in cricketing humour in this hilarious compilation.

Best of Dickie Bird

Best of Dickie Bird

Author: Dickie Bird Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/01/2007

Now collected for the first time on one CD, here are the brilliant highlights from Dickie Bird's three best-selling recordings of My Autobiography, White Cap and Bails, and An Evening with Dickie Bird. From his childhood in Barnsley to his hilarious experiences with Test cricketers such as Ian Botham, Geoffrey Boycott, Merv Hughes and Allan Lamb, and his own emotional farewell at Lord's, here are the best stories from cricket's favourite storyteller.

Wit of Cricket 2

Wit of Cricket 2

Author: Dickie Bird, Brian Johnston, Henry Blofeld Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/01/2007

Cricket is said to be a funny game and now you can hear why with another brilliant collection of humorous stories, jokes and anecdotes from the world of cricket as told by five of the game's all-time great personalities - Richie Benaud, Dickie Bird, Henry Blofeld, Brian Johnston and Fred Trueman. Recorded live in theatres and in the studio, here are dozens of hilarious anecdotes about England players such as Denis Compton, Len Hutton, Mike Brearley and Ian Botham - not to mention broadcasting gaffes, sledging, short-sighted umpires and the first male streaker at Lord's!

White Cap and Bails Adventures of a much loved Umpire

White Cap and Bails Adventures of a much loved Umpire

Author: Dickie Bird Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/2000

In this new anecdotal book, the unstoppable Dickie Bird takes one County Cricket Club at a time and revisits each with the aid of memorabilia, statistics, books and videos. A mass of new hilarious stories flow from Dickie as he flexes his memory: he describes the cricketers, the matches and the character of these clubs. Dickie also relives his journeys as a umpire to clubs and Test match arenas overseas and recalls the humorous times that have filled his unique career. A must have for cricket enthusiasts everywhere.

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