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Monthly Archives: November 2015
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’.
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
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.