seam-up

Definition

Cricket

  • noun a style of seam bowling in which the ball is held with the seam more or less straight (rather than at an angle to the line of the fingers) and bowled at medium pace so that it may swing either way in the air (though not dramatically) and deviate in either direction as the seam grips the pitch
    Citation ‘In an age of long-drawn-out overs of fast bowling … or the seemingly endless procession of fast-medium “seam-up”, cricket needs the kind of spectator-stimulus that wrist-spin affords’ (John Arlott, WCM May 1984)
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