bosie

Definition

Cricket

  • noun a googly, so called after its ‘inventor’ B. J. T. Bosanquet, who used this ball with considerable effect when bowling for MCC on the 1903–4 tour of Australia.
    Citation ‘He [Benaud] varied his attack with a leg-break … a well-disguised bosie, and an excellent flipper’ (Jack Fingleton, Four Chukkas to Australia 1959)
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