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Home » Cricket Terminology » G to J
Cricket Terminology (G-J)
The act of a batsman patting down with the tip of his bat, either loose areas of pitch or pieces of the playing surface that have come apart.

Golden Duck
When the very first ball dismisses a batsman he faces without scoring.

Good Eye
The ability of a batsman to assess and sight a delivery much quicker than would normally occur.

Good Length
A bowling delivery that pitches is such a position, it will confuse the batsman as to whether the ball should be played off the front or back foot.

This is a delivery by a right arm spin bowler which to a right hand batsman appears as if it will spin from leg to off, however, spins in the opposite direction. Thanks: Steven Dear

The person who prepares and maintains the pitch and playing field.

A bowling delivery that stays very low after leaving the surface of the pitch.

Half Volley
A bowling delivery which pitches in such a position that the batsman is able to strike the ball almost immediately it leaves the surface of the pitch.

Hat Trick
When a bowler is able to manage 3 dismissals from 3 consecutive deliveries in the same match.

Hit Wicket
To strike and subsequently break the stumps with the bat resulting in the batsmanís dismissal.

Hook (Shot)
A batting stroke played to the on side as a result of a short-pitched delivery from the bowler.

Also stated as "Hows That?" when the fielding side is appealing fro a dismissal. The Australians first used it.

The period of time spent batting by a team or individual.

In Swinger
A delivery from a bowler that deviates from the leg side to the off side.

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