Tuesday, 4 December 2012
Time to book for Dickie's 80th birthday dinner
Dickie Bird, the former Yorkshire and Leicestershire batsman who went on to become the most famous umpire in the world, is expecting 2013 to be a busy and, hopefully, memorable year.
Dickie will celebrate his 80th birthday on April 19, and to mark the occasion a dinner will be held at Headingley on Thursday, March 14. National selector Geoff Miller will entertain the guests with the help of comedian Shaun Styles.
The organiser of the event is BBC Yorkshire Cricket Correspondent Dave Callaghan, who also gives broadband ball-by-ball commentaries on all of Yorkshire’s matches, home and away: “Although Dickie’s birthday is on April 19 we were very conscious not to organise an event which clashed with the splendid programme put together by Yorkshire to celebrate the Club’s 150th anniversary,” Dave said.
"We decided to hold Dickie’s birthday dinner the previous month to avoid any overlapping of dates. All the proceeds from the event are being donated to the Dickie Bird Foundation, which helps to give sporting opportunities to underprivileged young people around the county.”
Tickets cost £40 per person or £400 for a table of 10. Further details can be obtained from Dave on email@example.com or by telephoning 07789-908031.
Day 2, 2nd Investec Test
England v New Zealand
England 1st Innings
67 - 3 after 26 overs