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Terms of or pertaining to the bat-and-ball game played between two teams of 11 players on a roughly circular field, at the centre of which is a rectangular 22-yard long pitch. Each team takes it in turn to bat, in which they attempt to accumulate as many runs as possible, while the other team fields, attempting to prevent the batting team scoring runs.

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bowling analysis

Sports; Cricket

A shorthand statistical notation summarising a bowler's performance.

bowling figures

Sports; Cricket

A shorthand statistical notation summarising a bowler's performance.

back spin

Sports; Cricket

A delivery which has a rotation backwards so that after pitching it immediately slows down, or bounces lower and skids on to the batsman.

under-spin

Sports; Cricket

A delivery which has a rotation backwards so that after pitching it immediately slows down, or bounces lower and skids on to the batsman.

nightwatchman

Sports; Cricket

In a first-class game, a lower order batsman sent in when the light is dimming to play out the remaining overs of the day in order to protect more valuable batsmen for the next day's play.

pongo

Sports; Cricket

Used primarily by UK county players, a very high volume of run-making, or batting assault.

gazunder

Sports; Cricket

A delivery that fails to bounce to the expected height after bouncing, thus beating the batsman and "goes under" the bat. Often results in batsmen being out bowled.

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