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