wicketkeeper-batsman

Definition

Cricket

  • noun a wicket-keeper who is a good enough batsman to be regarded as one of the ‘specialist’ batsmen in his side
    Citation ‘By the end of Australia’s triumphant tour he [Ian Healy] had emerged as a wicket-keeper-batsman of outstanding ability’ (Mike Coward, Wisden 1994)
    Citation ‘Jim Parks, one of England’s finest wicketkeeper-batsmen, has praised the selectors for their decision to return to the more specialised skills of Chris read for this week’s Headingley Test’ (Paul Weaver, Guardian 1 August 2006)
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