action-break

Definition

Cricket

  • noun break imparted to the ball by a fast or medium-pace bowler, either as a ‘natural’ product of the bowling action or by means of ‘cut’ produced by drawing the hand rapidly across the seam. This distinguishes action-break from break produced by finger-spin or wrist-spin.
    Citation ‘There are two kinds of break, known as “finger-break” and “action break”’ (Ranjitsinhji 1897)
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