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Bowling (cricket)

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Bowling, in cricket, is the action of propelling the ball toward the wicket defended by a batsman. [1]

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An all-rounder is a cricketer who regularly performs well at both batting and bowling.

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The Anglo-Saxons were a people who inhabited Great Britain from the 5th century.

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Batting (cricket)

In the sport of cricket, batting is the act or skill of hitting the cricket ball with a cricket bat to score runs or prevent the loss of one's wicket.

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Beamer (cricket)

In the terminology of the game of cricket, a beamer (less commonly beam ball) is a type of delivery in which the ball (bowled at a fast pace), without bouncing, passes above the batsman's waist height.

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Bodyline, also known as fast leg theory bowling, was a cricketing tactic devised by the English cricket team for their 1932–33 Ashes tour of Australia, specifically to combat the extraordinary batting skill of Australia's Don Bradman.

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Bouncer (cricket)

In the sport of cricket, a bouncer (or bumper) is a type of delivery, usually bowled by a fast bowler.

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Bowled is a method of dismissing a batsman in the sport of cricket.

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Bowling (cricket)

Bowling, in cricket, is the action of propelling the ball toward the wicket defended by a batsman.

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Bowling machine

In cricket a bowling machine is a device which enables a batsman to practice (usually in the nets) and to hone specific skills through repetition of the ball being bowled at a certain length, line and speed.

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Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players each on a cricket field, at the centre of which is a rectangular pitch with a target at each end called the wicket (a set of three wooden stumps upon which two bails sit).

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Cricket ball

A cricket ball is a hard, solid ball used to play cricket.

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Delivery (cricket)

A delivery or ball in cricket is a single action of bowling a cricket ball toward the batsman.

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Fast bowling

Fast bowling is one of the two main approaches to bowling in the sport of cricket, the other being spin bowling.

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Fielding (cricket)

Fielding in the sport of cricket is the action of fielders in collecting the ball after it is struck by the batsman, to limit the number of runs that the batsman scores and/or to get the batsman out by catching the ball in flight or by running the batsman out.

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First-class cricket

First-class cricket is an official classification of the highest-standard international or domestic matches in the sport of cricket.

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Flemish (Vlaams), also called Flemish Dutch (Vlaams-Nederlands), Belgian Dutch (Belgisch-Nederlands), or Southern Dutch (Zuid-Nederlands), is any of the varieties of the Dutch language dialects spoken in Flanders, the northern part of Belgium, as well as French Flanders and the Dutch Zeelandic Flanders by approximately 6.5 million people.

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Glossary of cricket terms

This is a general glossary of the terminology used in the sport of cricket.

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An innings is one of the divisions of a cricket match during which one team takes its turn to bat.

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Laws of Cricket

The Laws of Cricket is a code which specifies the rules of the game of cricket worldwide.

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Leg before wicket

Leg before wicket (lbw) is one of the ways in which a batsman can be dismissed in the sport of cricket.

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Leg theory

Leg theory is a bowling tactic in the sport of cricket.

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Limited overs cricket

Limited overs cricket, also known as one-day cricket and in a slightly different context as List A cricket, is a version of the sport of cricket in which a match is generally completed in one day, whereas Test and first-class matches can take up to five days to complete.

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Magnus effect

The Magnus effect is an observable phenomenon that is commonly associated with a spinning object that drags air faster around one side, creating a difference in pressure that moves it in the direction of the lower-pressure side.

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Middle Ages

In the history of Europe, the Middle Ages (or Medieval Period) lasted from the 5th to the 15th century.

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In the sport of cricket a no-ball is a penalty against the fielding team, usually as a result of an illegal delivery by the bowler.

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Off theory

Off theory is a bowling tactic in the sport of cricket.

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Over (cricket)

In the sport of cricket, an over consists of six consecutive balls bowled by a single bowler from one end of a cricket pitch to the batsman at the other end.

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Pitch (baseball)

In baseball, a pitch is the act of throwing a baseball toward home plate to start a play.

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Seam bowling

Seam bowling is a bowling technique in cricket whereby the ball is deliberately bowled on to its seam, to cause a random deviation.

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Slip (cricket)

In the sport of cricket, a slip fielder (collectively, a slip cordon or the slips) is placed behind the batsman on the off side of the field.

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Spin bowling

Spin bowling is a bowling technique in cricket and the bowler is referred to as a spinner.

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Swing bowling

Swing bowling is a technique used for bowling in the sport of cricket.

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Thomas White (cricketer, born c. 1740)

Thomas "Daddy" White (c. 1740, probably in Surrey – 28 July 1831, Reigate) was a noted English cricketer.

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Throwing is the launching of a ballistic projectile by hand.

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Throwing (cricket)

In the sport of cricket, throwing, commonly referred to as chucking, is an illegal bowling action which occurs when a bowler straightens the bowling arm when delivering the ball.

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Umpire (cricket)

In cricket, an umpire (from the Old French nompere meaning not a peer, i.e. not a member of one of the teams, impartial) is a person who has the authority to make decisions about events on the cricket field, according to the Laws of Cricket.

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Underarm bowling

In cricket, underarm bowling is as old as the sport itself.

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Underarm bowling incident of 1981

The underarm bowling incident of 1981 took place on February 1st 1981, when Australia played New Zealand in a One Day International cricket match, the third of five such matches in the final of the Benson & Hedges World Series Cup, at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

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In the sport of cricket, the wicket is one of the two sets of three stumps and two bails at either end of the pitch.

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Wide (cricket)

In the sport of cricket, a wide is one of two things.

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In cricket, a yorker is a ball bowled (a delivery) which hits the cricket pitch around the batsman's feet.

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