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A tribute to Harold Bird, the popular umpire, marking his retirement from Test Match cricket in June 1996. Known affectionately as "Dickie Bird", he was appointed first-class umpire in 1970 and promoted to the Test Panel 1973. Since then he has stood in 66 test matches. This is packed with tales which have been become part of cricket folklore and scores of anecdotes spanning his 40 years in cricket. Contributors include Geoff Boycott, John Major, Michael Parkinson, Michael Parkinson, Fred Trueman, Ray Illingworth, and Ted Dexter. It is enhanced by 16 pages of colour and black and white photographs.