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Definition of the day: skin in the game

Having a direct interest in the result of a cricket match, usually as part of one of the teams involved. This phrase is used to describe backseat captaincy from beyond the boundary which always advocates more swashbuckling and radical decisions … Continue reading

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Definition of the Day: Upper lower order

Optimistic, self-bestowed title of a natural number 11 promoted to the giddy heights of number nine in the batting order. Usage: “At last, residing in my natural batting position. Oh yes, I’m part of the upper lower order now.”  

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Definition of the Day: Scissored-off

  An ignominious dismissal, whereby bat goes one way, body the other in an ungainly mass of flailing limbs and scything woodwork – presaging imminent departure to the pavillion.

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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: cricket widow

A long suffering partner (and sometime sandwich maker), forever doomed to stand in the shadow of the greatest of all games. The male equivalent is the cricket widower.

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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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