Dickie Bird at the Manchester City v Barnsley FA Cup match with former French footballer Patrick Vieira, Manchester, March 9, 2013 © Getty Images

  • May 15, 2012

    Dickie Bird collected his OBE at Buckingham Palace © Getty Images

  • Jan 24, 2012

    Dickie Bird and Prince Charles at the umpire's statue © AFP

  • Nov 18, 2008

    Sir Michael Parkinson and Dickie Bird at the Huddersfield University campus © PA Photos

  • Nov 3, 2008

    Former cricket umpire Dickie Bird at a sausage-judging contest in London © PA Photos

  • Dec 9, 2007

    Dickie Bird arrives at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards © Getty Images

  • Sep 13, 1998

    Dickie Bird receives a jug after his last match © Getty Images

  • Sep 12, 1998

    Dickie Bird on the final day of his last County Championship match © PA Photos

  • Jun 24, 1996

    Dickie Bird gives his last decision in a Test © Getty Images

  • Jun 20, 1996

    An emotional Dickie Bird starts his final Test © Getty Images

  • May 24, 1988

    Umpire Dickie Bird signals a no-ball off Ian Bishop © PA Photos

  • Aug 23, 1984

    An unamused Dickie Bird looks on as Sri Lankan protesters are removed © Getty Images

  • Aug 30, 1980

    Dickie Bird and David Constant ponder the conditions © PA Photos

  • Aug 30, 1980

    Dickie Bird and David Constant ponder the conditions © Getty Images

  • Aug 23, 1978

    Umpires Dickie Bird and Barry Meyer try out the Weston photometers © Getty Images

  • Jun 6, 1977

    A sodden Greg Chappell and Dickie Bird amid farcical scenes © The Cricketer International

  • Jun 21, 1975

    Viv Richards and umpire Dickie Bird © Getty Images

  • Aug 25, 1973

    Dickie Bird sits forlornly on the covers during a bomb scare © PA Photos

  • Jul 5, 1964

    Dickie Bird © Playfair Cricket Monthly