My Favourite Cricket Memories
Instantly recognisable, even without his white cap, Dickie Bird is now a national treasure. A Yorkshire miner’s son, he started out as a professional cricketer and went on to become one of the finest umpires of all time – winning the respect and affection of players and cricket followers, thanks to his sense of fun, openness and unswerving honesty. Now, in 80 Not Out, he has selected some of his favourite memories – the tales he loves to tell and his fans love to hear. He also reflects for the first time, with his own irrepressible humour and good cheer, on all the ups and downs of his life since retirement and gives his straight-talking views on the state of the modern game.