That’s Out! by Dickie Bird hits the £1 shelf in my shop.
Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1999, Hardback in dust wrapper.
First in this edition. [First: 1985, Arthur Barker] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;
From the cover: This is Dickie Birds own account of his career in cricket. Thats Out!follows his early days on the square through to the period in which he became Englands premier Test Match umpire, when he was regarded by many as the best in the world.
From the early seventies until his retirement from the First Class List last year, Dickie has been in a unique position to witness events out in the middle in some of the great one-day thrillers as well as Test Matches. Uniquely, he stood in each of the first three World Cup Finals, and regards the first, between Australia and West Indies at Lords in 1975, as one of the greatest cricket matches hes seen. In a book rich with anecdote and humour, Dickie recalls the beginnings, the great bowlers and the controversial incidents of the era. He tells why he declined to join Kerry Packers cricket circus and of his friendship with Dennis Lillee, whom he ranks as the greatest fast bowler of his time.
From beneath the peak of his famous white cap, Dickie Bird has seen and heard more than even television could show. His recollections and observations will delight cricket lovers everywhere.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped.
Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine.
159 pages. Index. 9¾” x 8″.
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