• noun batting characterised by skilful, well-timed, and often graceful hitting (
    See stroke
    Citation ‘At times the attack was directed at the leg stump, with as many as six fielders to the on side, which was not conducive to free stroke-play’ (Peebles 1959)
    Citation ‘Those who stayed away missed some elegant strokeplay of old-fashioned correctitude’ (David Frith WCM October 1984)
    Citation ‘His recent Test innings have been diffident affairs, with sporadic explosions of strokeplay the only reminder of a batsman who imposed his will on bowlers for the best part of a decade’ (Dileep Premachandran, Cricinfo Magazine June 2006)