Harold Dennis (Dickie) BIRD

Biography

Gender Male
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Birthdate 1933-04-19
Education Raley Sch Barnsley
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Recreations N/A
Clubs Lord's Taverners, MCC, Cambridge Univ Cricket, Yorkshire CCC, Leicestershire CCC, Barnsley FC
Style Dickie Bird, Esq, OBE
Career cricket umpire, ret 1998; umpired in four World Cups, only man to umpire 3 World Cup finals (WI v Aust Lord's 1975, WI v England Lord's 1979, WI v India Lord's 1983); other major matches umpired incl: World Cup India 1987, Queen's Silver Jubilee Test Match (England v Aust Lord's 1977), Centenary Test Match (England v Aust Lord's 1980), Bi-centenary Test Match (MCC v Rest of World Lord's 1987); only umpire of both men's and women's World Cup Finals (women's World Cup NZ 1982), umpire of 68 test matches and 92 one-day internationals (world record) and many other cricketing events (incl Gillette, Nat West, Benson and Hedges and Refuge Assurance Cup Finals, int tournaments Sharjah (EAE), Best Batsman in the World, World Double Wicket and Best All-Rounder in the World competitions), umpire of 159 int matches (world record); other matches umpired incl: Ashia Cup in Sri Lanka 1984, ind umpire Zimbabwe v India and NZ 1992, ind umpire test series WI v Pakistan 1993, test series Zimbabwe v NZ 1993, test series NZ v Pakistan 1994, test match Pakistan v Aust 1994, 60th diamond test match Pakistan v Aust Karachi 1994, test match India v WI 1994, test series Aust v Pakistan 1996; ret as test umpire 1996; qualified MCC advanced cricket coach, former player Yorkshire and Leicestershire CCCs; declined: Kerry Packer's breakaway league World Series Cricket 1977, rebel tour to SA 1980s; hon life memb Yorkshire CCC and Leicestershire CCC; subject of BBC documentary 1996; appeared on TV programmes incl: This Is Your Life, Through The Keyhole, Breakfast with Frost, Desert Island Discs, Songs of Praise, Clive James Show, Clive Anderson Show, A Question of Sport, Grandstand, News Night, They Think It's All Over; fndr Dickie Bird Fndn 2004; Freeman Borough of Barnsley 2000; subject of statue in Barnsley 2009; Hon Dr Sheffield Hallam Univ 1996, Hon LLD Univ of Leeds 1997, Hon DCL Huddersfield Univ 2008; >ir< Yorkshire Personality of the Year 1977, Rose Bowl Barnsley Cncl (for 100th int match) 1988, Variety Club of GB Yorkshire Award 1988, Nat Grid Award to commemorate world record 49th Test Zimbabwe v NZ 1992, Yorkshireman of the Year 1996, People of the Year Award 1996, Variety Club of GB Special Award 1997, Cricket Writers Award for Outstanding Service to Cricket 1997, Lifelong Achievement Award 1998, Special Merit Award Professional Cricketers Assoc 1998, Services to Cricket Yorkshire CC 1998, Services to Warwickshire CC 1998, 25 Years of Service TCCB, 30 Years of Service ECB, Anglo American Sporting Club award, Barnsley Millennium Award of Merit 2000, Commemorative Clock Headingley 2002
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