bodyline

Definitions

Cricket

  • adjective fast leg-theory bowling, especially as used by the England fast bowlers during the 1932–3 Test series in Australia
    Citation ‘Body-line bowling has assumed such proportions as to menace the best interests of the game, making protection of the body by the batsmen the main consideration’ (telegram sent to MCC by the Australian board of Control, 18 January 1933, the fifth day of the Third Test match at Adelaide)
    See leg-theory
  • noun fast leg-theory bowling, especially as used by the England fast bowlers during the 1932–3 Test series in Australia
    Citation ‘Body-line bowling has assumed such proportions as to menace the best interests of the game, making protection of the body by the batsmen the main consideration’ (telegram sent to MCC by the Australian Board of Control, 18 January 1933, the fifth day of the Third Test match at Adelaide)
    See leg-theory
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