Dickie Bird

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80 Not Out: My Favourite Cricket Memories

Dickie Bird
Authors:
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 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.(P)2013 Hodder & Stoughton

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Dickie Bird Autobiography

Dickie Bird
Authors:
Dickie Bird
Hodder & Stoughton

Wit of Cricket 2

Barry Johnston
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Barry Johnston
Hodder & Stoughton

White Cap and Bails

Dickie Bird
Authors:
Dickie Bird

In this 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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Wit of Cricket Collection

Various
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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

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!

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Best of Dickie Bird

Dickie Bird
Authors:
Dickie Bird

Seventy-four minutes of laughter, anecdotes, and memories from cricket's best-loved umpire. Now collected for the first time in one audiobook, here are brilliant highlights from Dickie Bird's three best-selling recordings: 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.(P)2007 Barn Productions

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Funny Anecdotes

Various
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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
Authors:
Barry Johnston

Recorded live in front of appreciative theatre audiences, here are dozens of hilarious stories about legendary Test cricketers such as Richie Benaud, Ian Botham, Geoffrey Boycott, Michael Holding and Fred Trueman, as well as some of the most famous gaffes and practical jokes carried out by the commentary team on BBC Radio's Test Match Special.Enjoy three of the best storytellers in the business as they prove that cricket is a funny game, even when rain stops play!(p) 2003 BarryMour Productions

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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.