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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