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Definition of the day #2: Get out of jail free card

“A fortuitous, lucky or downright spawny cricketing reversal, whereby defeat seemed certain but somehow circumstances conspire comically to contrive an unlikely victory.” Another highly appropriate term for today’s England v Afghanistan T20 World Cup game – a a big scare … Continue reading

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Definition of the day: Horlicks

“A calamitous catastrophe of an innings, which alternately teeters between comedy and disaster. How England usually bat when facing any form of spin.” Seems pretty appropriate today after England’s shocking first innings against Afghanistan in the World T20. From 85-7 … Continue reading

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Definition of the Day: weight of runs

An 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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Definition of the Day: Fruity Wicket & Back for the World T20

Well spring has sprung, we’ve awoken from our winter slumbers, sniffed out our whites and begun to oil  our bat in anticipation of another glorious English summer. However although we’re in very early season form, it seems someone’s organised a very handy … Continue reading

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Definition of The Day: You can’t set a field for a farmer

A popular proverb recounting the difficulties of placing catchers for a batsman of decidedly more agricultural leanings. It derives from the days when rustic agrarians would grace village games with the healthily uncomplicated approach of ‘see ball, smack ball’.

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Definition of the Day: Educated Edge

A half played-for, half streaky shot, which catches the outside edge and has elements of both luck and design in its composition. The educated edge somehow inevitably squirts away for runs, usually in the region between slips and gully, leaving … Continue reading

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Definition of the Day: Glass fingers

Glass fingers: Fragile, susceptible digits, wont to break during first hard contact with the ball, usually whilst catching but sometimes whilst batting. England skipper Nasser Hussain was prone to this particularly nasty affliction.

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The Cricket Dictionary – launches!

The waiting is over, The Cricket Dictionary is finally here! Now available to buy on Amazon – you can grab a copy right now! “Jolly Big Publishing are pleased to announce the publication of The Cricket Dictionary – a lexicon of … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Cricket Dictionary

Hello and welcome to the cricket dictionary – we’re currently preparing the wicket and mowing the outfield for full launch, so keep an eye on this space or follow @cricdictionary on Twitter for the latest.

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