• noun a ball that ‘nips back’, moving sharply in towards the batsman after pitching
    Citation ‘It was four for two moments later: Fowler was bowled by a nipbacker and Gower … edged to third slip’ (Matthew Engel, Guardian 26 November 1982)
    Citation ‘An initial burst from Lee reduced England to 31 for four – Vaughan’s off-stump was sent flying by a 91mph nip-backer’ (Steven Lynch, Wisden 2006)