Dickie Bird

Dickie Bird

85 not out: Yorkshire legend Dickie Bird achieves yet another milestone in his glorious life

A legend, a character, a familiar face to cricket fans the world over, Dickie Bird is celebrating his 85th birthday today.

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Dickie Bird was a childhood friend of Manchester United hero Tommy Taylor who died in the Munich air disaster 60 years ago today.

Tommy Taylor: The Busby Babe from Barnsley who supped pints with Dickie Bird

THE 60th anniversary of the Munich air disaster will be particularly poignant for legendary cricket umpire Dickie Bird.

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Yorkshire cricket legend Dickie Bird is not in favour of third umpires. (picture: Tony Johnson).

It’s just not cricket. Are umpires facing future dismissal?

Technology has had a big impact on cricket in recent years. But is it becoming trial by television and what, asks Chris Bond, does it mean for the future of umpires?

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John Stones has become the second most expensive defender in history after joining Man City for �47.5m. (PA).

Yorkshire’s most expensive footballer and the Premier League bonanza

John Stones has become the most expensive Yorkshire footballer in history following his £47.5m move. But is he worth it and have transfer fees gone too far? Chris Bond reports.

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Prime Minister David Cameron. Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Cameron’s top 10 gaffes in a decade of leadership

AS David Cameron marks ten years as leader of the Conservative Party we look back at some of the more memorable incidents away from the cut and thrust of the political arena that have dominated his leadership...

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