I umpired three of the Tests in 1981 when Ian Botham was doing his stuff and this was better than all that.
"Harold Dennis "Dickie" Bird", Order of the British Empire/OBE, is a retired English international Umpire (cricket)/cricket umpire. In February 2014, Yorkshire County Cricket Club/Yorkshire announced that Bird is to be voted in as the club's president at their Annual General Meeting on 29 March.More Dickie Bird on Wikipedia.
He is a very good friend of mine, he was a great captain so he knew the game but he's a good journalist as well. They'll never replace Richie Benaud.