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Of or pertaining to any organized, competitive, entertaining, and skillful activity or game requiring commitment, strategy, and fair play, in which a winner can be defined by objective means within a specified set of rules.

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1. An unmarked, loosely defined V-shaped area on the ground at which the batsman stands at the apex. The two sides of the "V" go through the mid-off and mid-on regions. Most ...


Sports; Cricket

1. Another term for a leg spinner (see leg spin); 2. Another term for a leg break.


Sports; Cricket

1. Of a position on the field, perpendicular to the line of the pitch; the opposite of fine. 2. The area in the middle of the ground where the pitches are prepared. 3. An ...


Sports; Cricket

1. One of the three vertical posts making up the wicket ("off stump", "middle stump" and "leg stump"); 2. A way of dismissing a batsman; or 3. ("stumps") or ("at stumps") the ...


Sports; Cricket

1. Shots played in the accepted "textbook" manner, and batsmen who play in this manner. 2. A left arm spin bowler who spins the ball with his fingers. This imparts spin in the ...


Sports; Cricket

1. The accidental "dropping" of a ball that was initially caught by a fielder, thus denying the dismissal of the batsman; when such an event occurs, the batsman is said to have ...


Sports; Cricket

1. The act of a fieldsman in announcing to other fieldsmen that he is in a position to take a catch, usually by shouting the word "mine". This is considered good practice, as it ...