Cricket Jargon. A. Appeal. When the fielding side think they have taken the wicket they appeal to the umpire (howzat?) The umpire will not always agree, but no appeal means no wicket. Average. Batting average is calculated by dividing the number of runs a batsman has scored by the number of times he has been out.
a match whose duration is based on a set amount of time rather than a set number of overs. Timed matches usually have a draw as a potential result, in addition to the win/loss or tie that can be achieved in limited overs cricket. All first-class cricket is currently played under a timed format. Timed out
Glossary of Cricket Terms, Cricket Terminology, Cricketing Terms, and Cricketing Terminology A · B · C · D · E · F · G · H · I · J · K · L · M · N · O · P · Q · R · S · T · U · V · W · X · Y · Z top A Agricultural shot this is a swing across the line of the ball (resembling a scything motion) played without much technique.
This is a list of common cricket slang and jargon terms. # A. Agricultural Shot All-Rounder Arm Ball Asking Rate. B. Beamer Bouncer Bump Ball Bunsen. C. Chinaman Corridor Of Uncertainty Cow Corner Cow Shot Cross Bat. D. Devil’s Number Dolly Duck Under Delivery. E. F. Fast Bowling Flipper Full Toss Free Hit French Cut. G. Gardening Good Length Grafting Grubber Gully. H. Hack. I. J. K. L.
Cricket Game Terms: G - H. Gardening: jargon for repair of grooves in the pitch caused by the ball or studs using the bat. Good Length: refers to the bowler’s aim to force the batsman to decide between play forwards or back. Googly: jargon for difference that turns into the right-hander and away from the left-hander.
Now, let’s know the terms used at play. Striker − A batsman facing the bowler is caller striker and the opposite end is called non-striker. Off-side/leg-side − One half of the ground is called off-side and the other side is called leg-side.
Mankad: A term popular mainly in indoor cricket – but also fairly popular in Australia for outdoor cricket. Mankad is when the bowler brings his arm round and, instead of releasing the ball, runs out the non-striker by whipping off the bails.
Cricket, more than most sports, is full of expressions and terms designed to bewilder the newcomer (and often even the more seasoned follower).