bail ball

Definition

Cricket

  • noun a good length ball that rises to the height of the bails, especially one that dislodges the bails without disturbing the stumps
    Citation ‘A more moderate pace resulted from the new discovery of a well-pitched bail ball’ (Pycroft 1854 in HM)
    Citation ‘A bailer bowled Mr A. C. Lucas at 65’ (Wisden 1878)
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