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son stroke

son stroke  n.— «Even before summer has arrived, Hyderabad cricket is suffering from a peculiar “son stroke.” Certainly, it’s not a crime to see one’s son play cricket at any level. But, what happens is when it comes to picking...

MBE generation

MBE generation  n.— «English cricket isn’t always in tune with the times, but it seems to have caught the wave of the “me-me” generation pretty sweetly. It even has its own name for it—the MBE generation, an exclusive club whose members...

worm

worm  n.— «In one-day cricket parlance, the services “worm” in Figure 1, which had till then hugged the industry “worm”, surges up and away after 1996/97.» —“Shankar Acharya: If Growth were Slower…?” by Shankar...

cricket diplomacy

cricket diplomacy  n.— «He said the U.S. leader probably will praise what’s called “cricket diplomacy”—in which teams from the two countries compete on the field—as helping ease political tensions.» —“South Asia: Nukes And...

slobber-knock

slobber-knock  n.— «If you doubt that statement, toss a cricket or grasshopper on the surface of a pond and see how long it takes something to slobber-knock it.» —“Despite Recent Missed Chances, Fishing Heats Up As Weather...

bunny

bunny  n.— «“Captain Ricky Ponting has turned a searing spotlight on faltering England captain Michael Vaughan by announcing Australia’s intention to make him Glenn McGrath’s next bunny,” the paper said. A ‘bunny’ in cricket parlance...