streaky

Definition

Cricket

  • adjective (of a batting stroke) making the ball glance dangerously off the edge of the bat into the area behind the wicket
    Citation ‘Almost every batsman I have seen play this strange attack has made one or more streaky strokes through these leg-side fieldsmen’ (James 1963)
    Citation ‘Viswanath cut a straight ball past second slip for four, off the meat too and along the ground, not streaky at all’ (Berry 1982)
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