under-edge

Definitions

Cricket

  • noun the bottom edge of the bat
    Citation ‘His pawky shot succeeded only in deflecting the ball from the under-edge on to his stumps’ (Mike Selvey, Guardian 18 March 1994)
  • noun a ball deflected off the bottom edge of the bat
    Citation ‘The follow on was saved with an under edge for four between wicket-keeper and first slip’ (Richard Hutton, Cricketer September 1994)
    Citation ‘Three sixes and five fours studded his 47 from 44 balls before his under edge was caught on the third man fence’ (Haigh 2005)
  • verb to deflect the ball off the bottom edge of the bat
    Citation ‘Before he was cut short by an under-edged pull at Lord’s, however, Hayden looked in ominously secure touch’ (Haigh 2005)
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