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  • Hodder & Stoughton

White Cap and Bails: Adventures of a much loved Umpire

Dickie Bird

5 Reviews

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Autobiography: sport, Prose: non-fiction, Sports & outdoor recreation, Cricket

A delightful, personal flavour of cricket clubs and characters, past and present, from the world's favourite umpire.

In this new anecdotal book, the unstoppable Dickie Bird takes one County Cricket Club at a time and revisits each with the aid of memorabilia, statistics, books and videos. A mass of new hilarious stories flow from Dickie as he flexes his memory: he describes the cricketers, the matches and the character of these clubs. Dickie also relives his journeys as a umpire to clubs and Test match arenas overseas and recalls the humorous times that have filled his unique career. A must have for cricket enthusiasts everywhere.

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Praise for White Cap and Bails: Adventures of a much loved Umpire

  • A delightful book...I defy anyone to read it without emotion - Daily Telegraph on DICKIE BIRD - MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY

  • For those who love tales from the pavilion bar, this book is a jolly good read - Independent on WHITE CAP AND BAILS

  • Humorous anecdotes abound - Yorkshire Evening Post on W C & B

  • An immense book...joyous and kindly - The Cricketer International on W C & B

  • An entertaining view of sport from the other side of the wicket - The Times

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