• noun an exponent of off-spin bowling
    Citation ‘It used to be said, falsely, but, for Australian batsmen, valuably, that English off-spinners could never succeed in Australia’ (Arlott 1983)
    Citation ‘A delivery that might have gone down in cricket history as a freak ball that died with its inventor, is now an established part of the offspinner’s armoury’ (Mukul Kesavan, Cricinfo Magazine July 2006)
  • noun an off-break
    Citation ‘To his rugged batsmanship he added a crisp off-spinner bowled with a muscular arm after a short, unelaborate run-up’ (Frith 1984)