Your Guide to Cricket Jargon Made Easy
The act of a batsman patting down with the tip of his bat, either loose areas of pitch or pieces of the playing surface that have come apart.
When a batsman is dismissed by the very first ball he faces without scoring.
The ability of a batsman to assess and sight a delivery much quicker than would normally occur.
A bowling delivery that pitches is such a position, it will confuse the batsman as to whether the ball should be played off the front or back foot.
This is a delivery by a right arm spin bowler which to a right hand batsman appears as if it will spin from leg to off, however, spins in the opposite direction. Thanks: Steven Dear
The person who prepares and maintains the pitch and playing field.
A bowling delivery that stays very low after leaving the surface of the pitch.
A bowling delivery which pitches in such a position that the batsman is able to strike the ball almost immediately it leaves the surface of the pitch.
When a bowler is able to manage 3 dismissals from 3 consecutive deliveries in the same match.
To strike and subsequently break the stumps with the bat resulting in the batsmanís dismissal.
A batting stroke played to the on side as a result of a short pitched delivery from the bowler.
Also stated as "Hows That?" when the fielding side is appealing fro a dismissal. First used by the Australians.
The grouping of fieldsman normally placed with 30-40 metres of the batsman. See Fielding Diagram
The period of time spent batting by a team or individual.
A delivery from a bowler which deviates from the leg side to the off side.
A slang term used to describe a delivery bowled so well by the bowler it is unplayable. The term is thought to originate from the sweet (candy) of the same name, which is a small orange coloured chocolate filled ball. It may also come from the fruit of the same name, an orange known as the Jaffa, which is a very sweet seedless variety.