c and b



  • abbreviation caught and bowled; used in the scorebook, following the name of a batsman and preceding the name of a bowler, to indicate that the batsman has been dismissed by a catch taken by the bowler of the ball
  • noun an instance of a bowler taking a catch off his own bowling
    Citation ‘Mischler looked like getting a century, when Bailey suddenly produced an unexpected slow one and, following up, took an excellent c & b’ (P.G.Wodehouse, Report on Dulwich v. St Paul’s, 1939)