overpitch

Definitions

Cricket

  • verb to bowl the ball so that it pitches further down the wicket than a good length
    Citation ‘Saunders was over-pitching them and Hayward drove a full toss to the track’ (Melbourne Argus 14 December 1903)
    Citation ‘The really good player to lobs runs out to a certainty when the ball is overpitched’ (Badminton 1888)
    See length

Sports

  • verb to bowl a ball in cricket so that it lands too close to the batsman, making a shot easy
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