Cricket’s legendary umpire Dickie Bird on flying visit to Wakefield

Dickie Bird
Dickie Bird

Former cricket umpire Dickie Bird will be in the city on Saturday to sign copies of his new book.

Mr Bird, who became the president of Yorkshire County Cricket Club in March, will be signing copies of his new book ‘80 Not Out: My Favourite Cricket Memories’ at Waterstone’s, on Kirkgate, in the city centre.

The book tells the stories behind some of his most notable test matches and will give an insight into his life as a cricket umpire.

Mr Bird umpired in 66 test matches, which at the time was a world record, and 69 one-day internationals, including three World Cup Finals, before retiring from the sport in 1996.

Mr Bird, from Barnsley, will be in the store signing copies of the book between 1pm and 2pm.