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glossary __NOTOC__ A glossary (from grc, γλῶσσα / language, speech, wording) also known as a vocabulary or clavis, is an alphabetical list of terms in a particular domain of knowledge Domain knowledge is knowledge of a specific, specialized dis ...

glossary
of the terminology used in the sport of
cricket Cricket is a bat-and-ball gameBat-and-ball may refer to: *Bat-and-ball games Bat-and-ball games (or safe haven games) are field games played by two opposing teams, in which the action starts when the defending team throws a ball at a ded ...

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. Where words in a sentence are also defined elsewhere in this article, they appear in italics. Certain aspects of cricket terminology are explained in more detail in
cricket statistics Cricket Cricket is a Bat-and-ball games, bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players each on a cricket field, field at the centre of which is a cricket pitch, pitch with a wicket at each end, each comprising two Bail (crick ...
and the naming of fielding positions is explained at
fielding (cricket) Fielding in the sport of cricket Cricket is a bat-and-ball gameBat-and-ball may refer to: *Bat-and-ball games Bat-and-ball games (or safe haven games) are field games played by two opposing teams, in which the action starts when the d ...
. Cricket is known for its rich terminology.''Glossary of cricket terms''
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England Cricket Board The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is the national governing body of cricket Cricket is a Bat-and-ball games, bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players each on a cricket field, field at the centre of which is a ...
retrieved 13 May 2008
Cricket Academy – Glossary
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retrieved 13 May 2008
Some terms are often thought to be arcane and humorous by those not familiar with the game.Eastaway, p. 1. __NOTOC__


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Such unintentional shots can frequently fool the wicket keeper and may often fortunately result in runs. :


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. 2. Can also refer to a bowler ''pushing the ball through'', meaning they bowl it quicker (usually said of a spinner). See ''darting the ball in''.


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References

Printed sources: * * Booth, Lawrence ''Arm-ball to Zooter. A sideways look at the language of cricket'', pub. 2006, Penguin. * Rundell, Michael ''The Wisden Dictionary of Cricket'', Third edition, A & C Black, London, 2006. * Piesse, Ken ''the Extraordinary Book of Australian Cricket'',Penguin,Australia. Websites:
''A glossary of cricket terms''
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''Glossary of cricket terms''
from the
England Cricket Board The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is the national governing body of cricket Cricket is a Bat-and-ball games, bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players each on a cricket field, field at the centre of which is a ...

Cricket Academy – Glossary
from
BBC News BBC News is an operational business division of the United Kingdom’s state affiliated media British Broadcasting Corporation The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a public service broadcaster, headquartered at Broadcasting Hou ...

BBC News

"fielding positions"
from CricInfo {{DEFAULTSORT:Glossary of Cricket Terms Cricket Terms
Cricket Cricket is a Bat-and-ball games, bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players each on a cricket field, field at the centre of which is a cricket pitch, pitch with a wicket at each end, each comprising two Bail (cricket), bai ...