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Dickie Bird      

Full name Harold Dennis Bird

Born April 19, 1933, Barnsley, Yorkshire

Current age 82 years 8 days

Major teams Leicestershire, Yorkshire

Nickname Dickie

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Other Umpire

Height 5 ft 10 in

Education Raley School, Barnsley

Harold Dennis Bird
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 93 170 10 3314 181* 20.71 2 14 28 0
List A 2 2 0 9 7 4.50 0 0 0 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 93 48 22 0 - - - 2.75 - 0 0 0
List A 2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class span 1956 - 1964
List A span 1963 - 1964
Umpiring statistics
Test debut England v New Zealand at Leeds, Jul 5-10, 1973 scorecard
Last Test England v India at Lord's, Jun 20-24, 1996 scorecard
Test matches 66
Test statistics
ODI debut England v New Zealand at Manchester, Jul 20, 1973 scorecard
Last ODI England v West Indies at The Oval, May 26, 1995 scorecard
ODI matches 69
ODI statistics
Profile

Dickie Bird's white cap, twitching shoulders and forearm stretch became as much a part of the day out as the battle between bat and ball. He seemed to attract minor incident, without ever allowing the day to be soured by controversy. Burst pipes, reflecting windscreens and bomb scares all conspired to trouble him, but each impostor was met with humour and Yorkshire-bred common sense. Notorious for being an early Bird (he once made it to The Oval at 6am, so nervous was he about being late and was five-hours early to meet the Queen on one occasion), and plagued by bad weather he made the transition from cricketing figure to something close to a national institution.

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Mar 9, 2013

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

Dickie Bird at the Manchester City v Barnsley FA Cup match with former French footballer Patrick Vieira

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May 15, 2012

Dickie Bird collected his OBE at Buckingham Palace, London, May 15, 2012

Dickie Bird collected his OBE at Buckingham Palace

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Jan 24, 2012

Dickie Bird and Prince Charles at the umpire's statue, Barnsley, January 24, 2012

Dickie Bird and Prince Charles at the umpire's statue

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Notes

Awarded the MBE in June 1986

Awarded the OBE in December 2011

Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Sussex at Chester-le-Street - Apr 26-29
Sussex 335 & 115/3 Durham 339
Gloucs v Derbyshire at Bristol - Apr 26-29
Gloucs 275 Derbyshire 511/8
Hampshire v Notts at Southampton - Apr 26-29
Notts 371 Hampshire 167/4
Lancashire v Kent at Manchester - Apr 26-29
Lancashire 444 Kent 214/7
Leics v Northants at Leicester - Apr 26-29
Northants 251 & 105/2 Leics 305
Somerset v Middlesex at Taunton - Apr 26-29
Somerset 408 Middlesex 306/7
Surrey v Essex at The Oval - Apr 26-29
Surrey 340 Essex 266/2
Yorkshire v Warwickshire at Leeds - Apr 26-29
Warwickshire 435 Yorkshire 128/3
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