wrist-spin

Definitions

Cricket

  • noun spin imparted to the ball mainly by movement of the wrist at the moment of delivery
    Citation ‘There was swing bowling of the first order from Andrew Flintoff and Matthew Hoggard, while Shane Warne’s 12–246 was a sublime exhibition of wrist spin’ (Haigh 2005)
  • verb to bowl a ball with wrist-spin
    Citation ‘Hobbs crouched and advanced upon the crease to whip over a wrist-spun ball that buzzed and was liable to turn either way’ (Frith 1984)
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