• verb to bat as a pinch-hitter
    Citation ‘Andy Bichel, pinch-hitting in the absence of Darren Gough, maintained Irani’s scoring rate before lifting Tim Groenwald to nick Knight at mid-on’ (Richard Rae, Guardian 28 August 2006)
    Citation ‘The West Indies and England picked up the example of the Kiwis, and Brian Lara and Ian Botham gave their teams and the tournament more than just entertainment value with their superb pinch-hitting’ (Purandare 2005)