- verb to dismiss a batsman by bowling him with a yorker
Citation ‘Larwood made some beautiful strokes, including a six off Ironmonger, before being yorked’ (Cricketer Spring Annual 1933)
Citation ‘In the space of three balls he yorked Rhodes and then Kirsten, in almost identical fashion’ (Richard Hutton, Cricketer September 1994)
Citation ‘Lee then hit Strauss behind the right ear, drawing blood, preparatory to yorking him with a well-concealed slower delivery’ (Haigh 2005)
- verb to vomit. The term is both echoic and jocular like its synonyms, including erp, ralph, buick, etc.
- verb to get a batsman out, or attempt to get a batsman out, by bowling a yorker