blockhole

Definition

Cricket

  • noun the mark or indentation in the pitch made by a batsman when ‘taking block’ and serving to fix his position in relation to the wickets and to guide him in assessing the ball’s line of flight
    Citation ‘After he [Sutcliffe] had taken guard and marked his block hole mathematically, he would pat the crease decisively 3 or 4 times’ (Cardus 1978)
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