send down

Definition

Cricket

  • verb (of a bowler) to deliver a ball or balls
    Citation ‘England were all out for 151 with Valentine taking 4 for 48 and Ramadhin 5 for 66. They split 88 overs almost equally and sent down an astonishing 55 maidens between them’ (Manley 1988)
    Citation ‘Hoggard has sent down just 22 competitive overs since England’s Test defeat to Sri Lanka on 5 June’ (Angus Fraser, Independent 10 July 2006)
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