skyer

Definition

Cricket

  • noun a ball hit high into the air, especially so as to offer the fielding side a catch
    Citation ‘After almost four hours of familiar devastation, one of New Zealand’s fielders finally accepted a chance from Botham — a monstrous skyer that nobody felt like going for but was finally taken at cover’ (Scyld Berry, Observer 22 January 1984)
    Citation ‘Tim Wren soon made inroads when Glamorgan batted, dismissing Steve James with his first ball and in the following over had Matthew Maynard caught off a skier at mid-off’ (Edward Bevan, Daily Telegraph, 25 July 1994)
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