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Best of Dickie Bird

By Dickie Bird

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  • £14.99

75 minutes of laughter, anecdotes and memories from cricket's best-loved umpire

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.

Biographical Notes

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 at 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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  • ISBN: 9781844564699
  • Publication date: 03 May 2007
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  • Imprint: Hodder & Stoughton
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