General English


  • adjective denotes a wicket that is basically hard and true, on which a small amount of rain has fallen, making movement off the pitch difficult to achieve, and thus generally favouring the batsman
    Citation ‘A hard fast wicket, made greasy on the top by rain, is the best of all from the point of view of a batsman who knows how to utilise the opportunity’ (Ranjitsinhji 1897)