lbw

Definitions

Cricket

  • adverb a mode of dismissal in which the batsman is given out if he stops a ball, other than with his bat or hand, which in the umpire’s judgement would otherwise have hit the wicket. This dismissal is credited to the bowler and entered in the scorebook as ‘lbw b bowler’.
  • noun a dismissal in which the batsman is out lbw
    Citation ‘Julie Harris finished with 15 wickets, including a hat trick of lbws against West Indies’ (Carol Salmon, Wisden 1994)
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