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Bradford becomes a symbol of Yorkshire pride at last

May 23, 2017: The unveiling of new net facilities at Bradford's Park Avenue ground sent a message of togetherness and decency in troubled times that went beyond cricket

David Hopps

County news

Bird chides England over non-playing Yorkshire contingent

Apr 13, 2015: As England's batsmen struggled in the West Indies, Dickie Bird has railed strongly against the policy of selecting players for an England tour, only to leave them wearing bibs and ferrying drinks while their county plays important Championship matches

Paul Edwards at New Road


Swinging in the Jubilee rain

Jun 2, 2012: Thirty-five years ago, a weather-marred farce at The Oval

Martin Williamson

England news

Dickie Bird, Giles Clarke handed Honours

Dec 31, 2011: Dickie Bird, the former international umpire, and ECB chairman Giles Clarke have been given honours in the New Year's Honours List

ESPNcricinfo staff


Men behaving badly in the Lord's pavilion

Aug 28, 2010: We look back to the Centenary Test, when MCC members at Lord's assaulted one of the umpires

Martin Williamson

Dickie Bird

'Nobody in the world objected to Dickie Bird'

Feb 26, 2010: The former English umpire on his relationship with lbws, the best players he saw, the use of technology and more


Dickie Bird criticises review system

Dec 7, 2009: Former umpire says the UDRS undermines the authority of on-field umpires

ESPNcricinfo staff

Cricinfo XI

Snow, sun, plague and eclipse

Jun 28, 2007: Eleven instances where play has been brought to a halt by unusual interventions

Martin Williamson

Great Moments

They think it's all over ... it isn't!

Feb 15, 2007: A sea of humanity invades Lord's and Dickie Bird loses his hat in the chaos

Martin Williamson

Chance to Shine campaign unveiled in Yorkshire

Bird and Boycott back ECB initiative

Jul 6, 2005: Dickie Bird and Geoff Boycott have pledged their support to the Chance to Shine campaign

ESPNcricinfo staff

Eyewitness: England v West Indies, The Oval, August 1976

Look who's grovelling now

Jul 14, 2004: When West Indies toured in 1976, England's captain Tony Greig started the series with the greatest motivational speech of his life

Ask Steven - the return of the column where we answer your questions

Dickie Bird's ex-record - and the Test player from Panama

Oct 27, 2003: He's back ..

Steven Lynch

Dunne provides rare insight to Kiwi umpiring

Aug 12, 2003: Various aspects of the New Zealand cricket spectrum have been covered in books, but former international umpire Steve Dunne has been the first to present the umpire's view

Lynn McConnell

England's talisman

Aug 5, 2003: Bob Willis, former England captain "It is all very sad after two years' hard work [to get fit]

Wisden CricInfo staff

He should have been a paceman

Jul 4, 2003: 1929 Birth of a left-arm spinner whose career makes Phil Tufnell's look boring

Wisden Cricinfo staff

Bolshy but brilliant

Apr 15, 2003: 1873 With 189 Test wickets at an average of just 16.43, there's no doubt that Sydney Barnes, who was born today, was one of England's greatest bowlers, and arguably the greatest bowler ever produced anywhere

Wisden CricInfo staff

Ray Julian: Umpires were warned they were missing no-balls

Jun 6, 2001: Ray Julian, the third umpire for the Old Trafford Test, has revealed that the umpires in the middle were warned that they were missing no-balls before the controversial dismissals on the final afternoon

George Dobell

Chorus of praise rings out as Bird flies the nest (6 Sep 1998)

Sep 6, 1998: FEW PEOPLE manage to break down the walls of our diffidence to secure a warm place in our hearts

January 1996

Whistling up the winners

Jun 1997: Alan Hill makes a pit-stop to recall the cricketing gems unearthed at the coal face who went on to shine at the surface

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