Monthly Archives: July 2016

Definition of the day: Commentator’s Curse

The kiss of death for a player, following prolonged praise of his abilities, discretion and temperament by a pundit or analyst. The current doyen of the commentator’s curse is ex-England skipper and splendid fellow Michael Vaughan, followed closely by BBC … Continue reading

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Definition of the day: A game of inches

Phrase which describes the fine margins between success and failure in the greatest of all games both literally and figuratively.

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Definition of the Day: Shadow Batting

Mime-like manoeuvring by a batsman as he rehearses a stroke, or practices the one he should have just played.

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