trundler

Definitions

Cricket

  • noun a bowler
    Citation ‘The two greatest Australian batsmen were seen playing the balls of England’s two most famous trundlers’ (Westminster Gazette 1 March 1895)
  • noun a defensive, usually medium-pace, ‘stock’ bowler, or a ball bowled by such a bowler
    Citation ‘India had nothing to offer except trundlers — even Kapil Dev was uninspired and looked little different to all the others’ (Matthew Engel, Guardian 16 June 1983)
    Citation ‘Ranatunga … used the new ball himself for two overs of club-standard slow-medium trundlers before making his predictable move’ (Tony Cozier, Caribbean Cricket January/March 1994)
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