Definition of the day: Tickle

A subtle dainty stroke which guides and persuades the ball rather than biffs it. May originate from the practice of tickling for trout where a certain delicacy of touch is required to land the fish. Frequently used with the qualifier, “tickled around the corner” meaning to induce a ball to travel between square and fine leg toward the boundary.

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