military medium

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Cricket

  • adjective bowling of a steady medium pace; the word ‘military’ alludes to the brisk, no-nonsense character of this type of bowling, in which efficiency and reliability are the chief virtues
    Citation ‘There now is a vast army in English cricket of practitioners of “military medium”; bowling briskly, seam up, achieving a little movement but, above all, striving for sufficient precision to avoid punishment’ (Arlott 1983)
    Citation ‘Tendulkar had a specific idea in mind. He knew the batsmen would go for big hits, so he thought it best to frustrate them with military medium pace where the ball would appear to arrive and yet not arrive’ (Purandare 2005)
  • noun bowling of a steady medium pace; the word ‘military’ alludes to the brisk, no-nonsense character of this type of bowling, in which efficiency and reliability are the chief virtues
    Citation ‘There now is a vast army in English cricket of practitioners of “military medium”; bowling briskly, seam up, achieving a little movement but, above all, striving for sufficient precision to avoid punishment’ (Arlott 1983)
    Citation ‘Tendulkar had a specific idea in mind. He knew the batsmen would go for big hits, so he thought it best to frustrate them with military medium pace where the ball would appear to arrive and yet not arrive’ (Purandare 2005)
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