Monthly Archives: May 2016

Definition of the Day: Nervous nineties

This one’s for the rather unfortunate Alex Hales, who’s yet to experience them after perishing for 83 today in the second Test against Sri Lanka. Still, if we got out for 80-odd every time we wouldn’t complain… Nervous Nineties: Used … Continue reading

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Definition of the Day: Skittled

Definition of the Day: Skittled Рto be rolled over, steamrollered Р bowled out for a truly puny score. Etymology: derives from the game of nine pins, rather than the multi-coloured confectionary.

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Definition of the day: Wagging Tail

Prolonged resistance, even passable run scoring from the lower order (the tail) leading to frustration amongst the bowling side, who would expect them to roll over with the minimum of fuss. Rocket science is not required to trace the canine … Continue reading

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Definition of the Day: Top Order

The first three or, at a push, four batsman at the head of the scorecard – what England currently seem to be lacking in the early part of the summer of 2016. Usage: “The top order really aren’t firing at … Continue reading

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