pad play

Definition

Cricket

  • noun the practice or technique of ‘padding up’ as a defensive manoeuvre, especially when playing spin bowling
    Citation ‘Qadir … becomes frustrated at the “old pro” pad play of Bob Taylor, who thrusts his front leg forward at any ball around off stump in case it turns out to be a googly’ (Scyld Berry, Observer 11 March 1984)
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