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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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backing up

Sports; Cricket

1. The non-striking batsman leaving his crease during the delivery in order to shorten the distance to complete one run. A batsman "backing up" too far runs the risk of being run ...


Sports; Cricket

1. The number of continuous overs a bowler bowls before being relieved.


Sports; Cricket

1. The state of a batsman who has been dismissed. 2. The word sometimes spoken while raising the index finger by the umpire when answering an appeal for a wicket in the ...


Sports; Cricket

A "pair of spectacles" (0–0) or a "pair of ducks". A batsman's score of nought (zero) runs in both innings of a two-innings match (see this list of Pairs in test and first class ...

rib tickler

Sports; Cricket

A ball bowled short of a length that bounces up higher than expected and strikes the batsman in the midriff (usually the side) and hits several ribs.


Sports; Cricket

A ball that doesn't bounce after pitching. This term was coined by legendary player and commentator Richie Benaud.

unplayable delivery

Sports; Cricket

A ball that is impossible for the batsman to deal with; used to imply that the batsman was out more through the skill of the bowler than through his own error.