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Dickie Awarded By Professional Cricketer's Association

Wednesday June 19 2013

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DICKIE Bird has been given yet another award - this one a little later than intended.

Each year at the Professional Cricketer's Association Awards Dinner, the association gives a special merit award to someone it wants to recognise for their outstanding contribution to the game.

Last year it was announced the merit award was going to Dickie but the former umpire was unable to attend the gala dinner.

However, the 80-year-old has now been given the award at a PCA dinner in the famous Long Room at Lords.

Jason Ratcliffe, assistant chief executive of the PCA, and cricketer Stuart Broad, handed over the award in front of a packed room.

An association spokesman said: "Dickie was without peer as an international umpire, and remains, at 80, and fifteen years since he umpired his last county match, probably the best-respected and best-recognised umpire in world cricket.

"What is less well known is that, before turning to umpiring, Dickie played 93 first class matches, with a top score of 181 not out.

Dickie added: "This is a magnificent honour and I am very very grateful indeed."

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Reply Posted by Graham on Thursday June 20 2013 at 19:18
Congratulations Dickie on receiving another much deserved award.

Dickie, you are a tremendous ambassador for Barnsley, keep up the good work.

Now, this is a man from Barnsley who deserves to be knighted.