side-on

Definition

Cricket

  • adjective describing the classic fast bowling action in which, at the point of delivery, the bowler’s front arm points straight down the wicket, and ‘he looks over his left shoulder at the wicket with his chest facing the non-striker’ (Simon Hughes, Jargonbusting: Mastering the Art of Cricket 2002)
    Citation ‘Then began that angled run, building to the beautiful side-on delivery, the expectation of a wicket with every ball’ (Stephen Chalke, Obituary for Fred Trueman, Cricinfo Magazine August 2006)
    Compare chest-on
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