slow left-arm

Definitions

Cricket

  • adjective practising or denoting a style of slow bowling characteristic of some left-arm bowlers, in which break is imparted to the ball by means of finger-spin, making it turn from leg towards off when bowled to a right-handed batsman
    Citation ‘Hadlee sent down one delivery slow left-arm to Chris Smith on the fourth day’ (WCM April 1984)
    Citation ‘The match had a special note of interest in the first appearance for Barbados at an international level of a young, slow left-arm spinner named Garfield Sobers’ (Manley 1988)
  • adverb practising or denoting a style of slow bowling characteristic of some left-arm bowlers, in which break is imparted to the ball by means of finger-spin, making it turn from leg towards off when bowled to a right-handed batsman
    Citation ‘Hadlee sent down one delivery slow left-arm to Chris Smith on the fourth day’ (WCM April 1984)
    Citation ‘The match had a special note of interest in the first appearance for Barbados at an international level of a young, slow left-arm spinner named Garfield Sobers’ (Manley 1988)
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