medium-pace

Definition

Cricket

  • adjective denoting a bowler, a ball, or a style of bowling characterised by a speed significantly lower than that of a fast bowler but higher than that of a slow bowler, and roughly in the range 55 mph/90 kph (slow medium) to 75 mph/120 kph (fast medium); medium-pace is one of the three basic types according to which bowlers are conventionally categorised, and bowlers of this type generally rely on accuracy of line and length, variation of pace, and movement in the air and off the seam
    Citation ‘In any chapter on bowling it would be impossible to omit the name of George Lohmann, probably the greatest medium-paced bowler that ever lived’ (Warner 1934)
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