nurdle

Definition

Cricket

  • verb to push or deflect the ball gently with the aim of scoring a single; the steady accumulation of runs by ‘nurdling’, rather than by playing high-powered (and also high-risk) ‘shots’, is especially typical of the one-day game
    Citation ‘He had taken the academic approach, nurdled the ball, picked up his ones and twos’ (Purandare 2005)
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