White Cap and Bails
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White Cap and Bails

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In this new 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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 111 x 178 x 31mm | 264g
  • Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • Hodder Paperback
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 40pp photos - line drawings througout
  • 034075088X
  • 9780340750889
  • 761,167

About 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 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.show more

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An entertaining view of sport from the other side of the wicket * The Times * An immense book...joyous and kindly * The Cricketer International on W C & B * Humorous anecdotes abound * Yorkshire Evening Post on W C & B * For those who love tales from the pavilion bar, this book is a jolly good read * Independent on WHITE CAP AND BAILS * A delightful book...I defy anyone to read it without emotion * Daily Telegraph on DICKIE BIRD - MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY *show more

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