Synonyms of 'Cricket terms'
appeala verbal request to the umpire from one or more members of the fielding side to declare a batsman out Ashesbaileither of two small wooden bars placed across the tops of the stumps to form the wicket balla single delivery of the ball by the bowler to the batsman batany of various types of club with a handle, used to hit the ball in certain sports, such as cricket, baseball, or table tennis batsmana person who bats or whose turn it is to bat bouncera ball bowled so that it bounces high on pitching boundarythe marked limit of the playing area a stroke that hits the ball beyond this limit the four runs scored with such a stroke, or the six runs if the ball crosses the boundary without touching the groundbowlto send (a ball) down the pitch from one's hand towards the batsman, keeping the arm straight while doing so bowlerone who bowls in cricket byea run scored off a ball not struck by the batsman: allotted to the team as an extra and not to the individual batsman carrom balla ball with a spinning action created by keeping the middle finger bent and flicking it outwards at the moment of release catchto dismiss (a batsman) by intercepting and holding a ball struck by him before it touches the ground centuryChinamana ball bowled by a left-handed bowler to a right-handed batsman that spins from off to legcover pointa fielding position in the covers coverscreaseany three lines near each wicket marking positions for the bowler or batsman cuta stroke made with the bat in a roughly horizontal position declaredoosraa delivery, bowled by an off-spinner, that turns the opposite way from an off-break driveducka score of nothing by a batsmanedgeextraa run not scored from the bat, such as a wide, no-ball, bye, or leg bye extra covera fielding position between cover and mid-off fast bowlera bowler who characteristically delivers the ball rapidly fielder or fieldsmana fielder in cricket fine lega fielding position between long leg and square leg follow-on an immediate second innings forced on a team scoring a prescribed number of runs fewer than its opponents in the first inningsfoura shot that crosses the boundary after hitting the ground full tossa bowled ball that reaches the batsman without bouncing glance or glidea stroke in which the ball is deflected off the bat to the leg side; glide googlyan off break bowled with a leg break action gullya fielding position between the slips and point hit wicketan instance of a batsman breaking the wicket with the bat or a part of the body while playing a stroke and so being out hooka shot in which the ball is hit square on the leg side with the bat held horizontally in(in certain games) so as to take one's turn or one's team's turn at a certain aspect of the play; taking one's innings inningsthe batting turn of a player or teamthe runs scored during such a turn leg before wicketa manner of dismissal on the grounds that a batsman has been struck on the leg by a bowled ball that otherwise would have hit the wicket leg breaka bowled ball that spins from leg to off on pitching leg byea run scored after the ball has hit the batsman's leg or some other part of his body, except his hand, without touching the bat legsidethe part of a the field to the left of a right-handed batsman as he faces the bowlerlong lega fielding position on the leg side near the boundary almost directly behind the batsman's wicket long-offlong-onmaiden overmid-offmid-onmid-wicketnightwatchmana batsman sent in to bat to play out time when a wicket has fallen near the end of a day's play no-ballODIone-day internationaloffthe part of the field on that side of the pitch to which the batsman presents his bat when taking strike: thus for a right-hander, off is on the right-hand sideoff breaka bowled ball that spins from off to leg on pitching on relating to or denoting the leg side of a cricket field or pitchopener or opening batsmana player who bats the first ball in cricket outovera series of six balls bowled by a bowler from the same end of the pitch pada guard made of flexible resilient material worn in various sports to protect parts of the body pitchthe rectangular area between the stumps, 22 yards long and 10 feet wide; the wicket pullto hit (a ball pitched straight or on the off side) to the leg side reverse swinga type of swing in which a ball that has been scuffed on one side will move in the opposite direction to that of a new ball runa score of one, normally achieved by both batsmen running from one end of the wicket to the other after one of them has hit the ball run outdismissal of a batsman by running him out seamof or relating to a style of bowling in which the bowler utilizes the stitched seam round the ball in order to make it swing in flight and after touching the ground short lega fielding position on the leg side near the batsman's wicket silly(of a fielding position) near the batsman's wicketsinglea hit from which one run is scored sixa stroke in which the ball crosses the boundary without bouncing slipthe position of the fielder who stands a little way behind and to the offside of the wicketkeeper spina spinning motion imparted to a ball, etc square lega fielding position on the on side approximately at right angles to the batsman stumpany of three upright wooden sticks that, with two bails laid across them, form a wicket (the stumps) sweepa shot in which the ball is hit more or less square on the leg side from a half-kneeling position with the bat held nearly horizontal swingthe lateral movement of a bowled ball through the air test match(in various sports, esp cricket) an international match, esp one of a series third mana fielding position on the off side near the boundary behind the batsman's wicket twelfth mana reserve player in a cricket team Twenty20a form of one-day cricket in which each side bats for twenty overs umpirean official who rules on the playing of a game, as in cricket or baseball wicketeither of two constructions, placed 22 yards apart, consisting of three pointed stumps stuck parallel in the ground with two wooden bails resting on top, at which the batsman stands wicketkeeperthe player on the fielding side positioned directly behind the wicket wide(in cricket) a bowled ball that is outside the batsman's reach and scores a run for the batting side yorkera ball bowled so as to pitch just under or just beyond the bat ▷ See cricket
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Word List of Cricket terms from the Collins English Word Lists