speed merchant



  • noun a fast bowler
    Citation ‘As Holding took his guard and looked around the field purposefully … the discussion turned to the role of the speed merchants’ (Manley 1988)
    Citation ‘NSW speedster Wayne Holdsworth clearly suffered from dysfunctional radar in putting down 26 overs for a costly 101’ (Australian Cricket October 1993)
    Citation ‘Dennis Lillee, Jeff Thomson and all the West Indian speedsters have wrought havoc there, forcing the best of batsmen to sweat and squirm in discomfort’ (Purandare 2005)