Bang (It) In
to bowl a
on a shorter
with additional speed and force. The bowler issaid to be "bending his back" when banging it in.
the wooden implement with which the
attempts to strike the ball.
a fielder who is in position close to the batsman to catch the ball if it hits the bat, thenthe pad, and rises to a catchable height. Also a defence against being given out lbw,that the ball may have hit the bat first, however indiscernible.
(also, particularly in women's cricket,
)A player on the batting side, or a player whose speciality is batting. More specifically,
may refer to one of the two members of the batting side who are currently atthe crease: either the
, or the
who is at
the non-striker's end
. The word
was unknown in men's cricket until the 1980s, whenpolitical correctness compelled the adoption of a gender neutral term.
the act and skill of defending one's
the average number of
, calculated by dividingthe batsman's total runs scored during those innings in question by the number of times the batsman was out. Compare
is used to describe the situation where a number of batsmen are dismissed in rapidsuccession for very few runs. A middle order batting collapse can be particularlydisastrous as it leaves only the bowlers to bat.
the end of the
at which the
the order in which the
bat, from the
, through the
an abbreviation for the best bowling figures in an innings throughout the entire careerof the bowler. It is defined as, firstly, the greatest number of wickets taken, andsecondly the fewest runs conceded for that number of wickets. (Thus, a performanceof 7 for 102 is considered better than one of 6 for 19.)
an abbreviation for the best bowling figures in a match throughout the entire career of the bowler. It is defined as, firstly, the greatest number of wickets taken, and secondlythe fewest runs conceded for that number of wickets in a complete match, as opposedto BBI which is the equivalent statistic for an innings.
an informal form of the game, obviously cricket played on beaches, particularly inAustralia, Sri Lanka and cricket-playing Caribbean countries.