leg-spin

Definition

Cricket

  • noun the practice or technique of spinning the ball so that it deviates from leg towards off after pitching; especially, the bowling of leg-breaks by means of wrist-spin
    Citation ‘Abdul Qadir … was soon to emerge as a torchbearer for leg-spin, an operator who bemused dozens of county batsmen in the best Freeman tradition’ (Frith 1984)
    Citation ‘It seems as if the cricket world is filled with legspinners all of a sudden at a time when there had been a general feeling that the art of legspin bowling is slowly dying’ (Haresh Pandya, WCM March 1994)
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