home-and-easy

Definition

Cricket

  • adjective denotes a type of high, lobbing underarm bowling, so called because it was pitched well up to the batsman (cf home toss) and delivered at an ‘easy’ pace
    Citation ‘He [Lord Frederick Beauclerk] introduced a slow home-and-easy kind of bowling, which was very effective’ (Mitford 1833 in HM)
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