shock bowler



  • noun a fast bowler used very sparingly in a purely attacking role
    Citation ‘I recalled Willis’s early Test experiences under Illingworth, when he was used solely as a shock bowler’ (Brearley 1982)
    Citation ‘Flintoff should not be doing England’s donkey work …With all his other duties, he must be a shock, not a stock, bowler’ (Vic Marks, Observer 21 May 2006)