Dickie Bird

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80 Not Out: My Favourite Cricket Memories

Dickie Bird
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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 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 decided, as he approached 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.

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Dickie Bird Autobiography

Dickie Bird
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Dickie Bird

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.

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Wit of Cricket 2

Barry Johnston
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Barry Johnston
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White Cap and Bails

Dickie Bird
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Dickie Bird
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Wit of Cricket Collection

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Various

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.

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Wit of Cricket 2

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Best of Dickie Bird

Dickie Bird
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Dickie Bird
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Funny Anecdotes

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Various

Are you sitting comfortably? Then let Britain's best-loved storytellers take you through some of their funniest, strangest and most embarrassing moments in this rib-tickling collecion. From Sir Ranulph Fiennes' adventures in the special forces and Barry Norman's encounter with the Iron Duke, all the way to Dickie Bird's brush with the monarchy and Donald Sinden's brush with the law, these stories will make you laugh and make you think.

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HH3804 Have You Heard the One About (digital download)

Various, Brian Johnston, Dickie Bird, Ned Sherrin, Brian Blessed, Jon Pertwee
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Various, Brian Johnston, Dickie Bird, Ned Sherrin, Brian Blessed, Jon Pertwee

Have you heard the story about the day Dickie Bird was invited to lunch with the Queen? Or the one about Brian Johnston when he joined the Grenadier Guards?Here is a non-stop feast of jokes, anecdotes, and stories from five of Britain's best-known storytellers and raconteurs: Brian Johnston, Dickie Bird, Jon Pertwee, Brian Blessed, and Ned Sherrin.There are dozens of hilarious stories about their personal experiences and behind the scenes in radio and television, theatre, film and cricket. From the classic TV programmes Z Cars and Dr Who to the theatrical legends Noël Coward and John Gielgud and the great sporting characters Ian Botham and Fred Trueman.(p) 2001 BarryMour Productions

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The Wit of Cricket

Barry Johnston
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Barry Johnston
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An Evening With...Giftpack

Various
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Various

Dickie Bird

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.