push through



  • verb (of a slow bowler) to deliver the ball fairly fast and with a low, flat trajectory, especially with the aim of frustrating the batsman by restricting scoring opportunities
    Citation ‘The finger-spinners have virtually abandoned flight, preferring safely to “push it through” defensively flat’ (Arlott 1983)
    Citation ‘Three times in the late 1950s he exceeded 100 wickets for the county, pushing the ball through at a pace which discouraged much forward footwork’ (Frith 1984)
    Citation ‘You don’t get good players out bowling slow. You have to push it through and Monty can do that and still beat people in the air’ (nick Cook, Guardian 2 August 2006)