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80 Not Out My Favourite Cricket Memories by Dickie Bird
  

80 Not Out My Favourite Cricket Memories

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Written in fine conversational tone, a book of anecdote and memory from crickets very own Dickie Bird. Retired and nearing 80 he may be but he’s still attending every cricket match he can, and still has many cricketing insights to share with his many fans.

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80 Not Out My Favourite Cricket Memories by Dickie Bird

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.

Reviews

You know what you will get with Mr Bird, and he delivers it with unabashed aplomb in this amiable book'--Country Life


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.

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Book Info

Publication date

8th May 2014

Author

Dickie Bird

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Author's Website

www.thedickiebirdfoundation...

Publisher

Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
Sport from the Armchair
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Cricket
Memoirs

ISBN

9781444769630

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