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Dickie Bird Autobiography
Dickie Bird

Classification : Biography & Memoir
Pub Date : Jan 01, 2007
Imprint : Coronet
Page Extent : 528
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780340684580
Price : 725

About the book
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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Dickie Bird is a book which captures perfectly the idiosyncrasies, eccentricity, honesty, integrity, fair-mindedness and self-deprecating humour of the coal-miner's son who earned the respect of everyone in the game and became a household name. It is a book whihc will appeal to cricket lovers everywhere.
A must read for lovers of cricket
     
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 b...(+)
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