Dickie Bird

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This summer will see what will be a sad day in Test cricket history: Dickie Bird, who has umpired 65 Test matches, 92 one-day internationals and three world cup finals, will be umpiring his last Test match at Lords.

This week in Desert Island Discs, he will be talking to Sue Lawley about his church-going childhood in Barnsley, and his anxieties about punctuality - arriving as he has done at least four hours before time at Buckingham Palace, Chequers and The Oval.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: The Way We Were by Barbra Streisand
Book: Wisden Almanack for cricketers by Wisden
Luxury: TV & satellite to watch Test matches

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40 minutes

Last on

Fri 12 Apr 1996 09:05

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestDickie Bird

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