Monthly Archives: July 2017

Definition of the Day: Leg Side Lenny

Nickname for a batsman who favours the on side when scoring, with strokes like the on drive, pull, and leg glance most prominent. His mirror opposite is the Off Side Ollie (qv)

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Definition of the Day: Off Side Ollie

Nickname for a batsman who favours scoring through the off side, with strokes like the off-drive, square cut and cover drive, prominent amongst his repertoire. His mirror opposite is the Leg Side Lenny (qv)

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Definition of the Day: Captain’s innings

A telling batting contribution from a skipper, when all around him have perished, leading from the front to contribute a substantial portion of his side’s total. Strangely, there seems no bowling equivalent, perhaps reflecting the greater number of captain-batsman.

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Definition of the day: Weight of runs

Intangible pressure created by a team’s formidable total or in the shorter forms of the game, its monstrous run rate.

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