"On Friday and Saturday night everybody who wobbles home from the town after a few sherberts seems to gravitate towards that finger, with knickers, brassieres, condoms, whatever." – Sculptor Graham Ibbeson.
A statue of legendary cricket umpire Dickie Bird is to be raised to stop pranksters putting rude items on its finger.
The life-size piece by sculptor Graham Ibbeson was unveiled in 2009 and visited by Prince Charles in Bird's hometown of Barnsley last year.
It shows Bird in his trademark pose – with his raised finger sending a batsman back to the pavilion.
However, it has become a targetRead More »from Barnsley takes action over rude items on Dickie Bird’s finger