Monthly Archives: November 2015

Definition of The Day: You can’t set a field for a farmer

A popular proverb recounting the difficulties of placing catchers for a batsman of decidedly more agricultural leanings. It derives from the days when rustic agrarians would grace village games with the healthily uncomplicated approach of ‘see ball, smack ball’.

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Definition of the Day: Educated Edge

A half played-for, half streaky shot, which catches the outside edge and has elements of both luck and design in its composition. The educated edge somehow inevitably squirts away for runs, usually in the region between slips and gully, leaving … Continue reading

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Definition of the Day: Glass fingers

Glass fingers: Fragile, susceptible digits, wont to break during first hard contact with the ball, usually whilst catching but sometimes whilst batting. England skipper Nasser Hussain was prone to this particularly nasty affliction.

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The Cricket Dictionary – launches!

The waiting is over, The Cricket Dictionary is finally¬†here! Now available to buy on Amazon – you can grab a copy right now! “Jolly Big Publishing are pleased to announce the publication of The Cricket Dictionary – a lexicon of … Continue reading

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