Dickie Bird

Dickie Bird | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Dickie Bird | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Speaker, Former First-Class Cricketer Turned International Umpire
Experience the thrill of cricket through captivating stories and gain insights into the world of umpiring with Dickie Bird, speaker, former cricketer, and international umpire.
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Dickie Bird | PepTalk Expert Speaker
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Dickie Bird | Speaker Biography

Dickie Bird is a former cricketer and international umpire who has had a successful career both on and off the field. After playing for Yorkshire and Leicestershire, he transitioned to umpiring in the 1970s. Since retiring, Bird has become a renowned after-dinner speaker, captivating audiences with his stories from the cricket world. Despite a knee injury preventing him from pursuing a professional football career, Bird found his passion in cricket and played alongside notable figures like Geoff Boycott and Michael Parkinson. After his playing days, Bird focused on coaching and league cricket before becoming an umpire. He officiated his last game in 1998 and is regarded as one of the best umpires in the world, having officiated in numerous test matches and One Day Internationals, including three World Cup finals. Bird's ability to excel in a sport where umpiring was more challenging without modern aids like 'Hawkeye' and video referrals is commendable. As an after-dinner speaker, Bird shares intriguing anecdotes from his time as an umpire, often revealing behind-the-scenes moments not captured on camera. Retirement has allowed Bird to pursue other ventures, such as writing autobiographies and establishing a foundation to support disadvantaged children in sports. With his vast experience and captivating storytelling, Bird is a highly sought-after after-dinner speaker. To hire him for your event, you can contact PepTalk.

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