chucker

Definition

Cricket

  • noun a bowler whose action is regarded as ‘unfair’ in that it approximates more to throwing than to bowling with the arm straight
    Citation ‘Jack Saunders … described by his Test captain Joe Darling as “the dirtiest chucker Australia ever had”, took 79 wickets at moderate cost in 14 Tests between 1902 and 1908’ (Frith 1984)
    Citation ‘Batsmen become paranoid about the actions of bowlers, and being called a “chucker” is, for a bowler, akin to being called a cheat’ (Angus Fraser, Independent 19 October 2005)
    See also throw
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