Are you a cricket commentator or writer who struggles to introduce variety in their calling?
Sick of the old ‘slashed behind point’ or ‘bashed to long on’?
Well, you have come to the right place.
Below is a handy commentator’s cheat sheet for describing a cricket shot.
We have taken the top 40 terms as used by the best cricket journalists and listed them here for you to plagiarise.
The list has not been approved by any reputable organisation or journalist.
Those not approving it include Gideon Haigh, Richie Benaud, Jim Maxwell, Henry Blofeld, Michael Holding, Peter Lalor, John Etheridge, George Dobell, Ian Chappell, Harsha Bhogle, David Lloyd and that guy from New Zealand whose name we cannot remember.
The list is available in Hindi, Urdu, Afrikaans and Michael Slaterish on request.
If you are James Brayshaw, JUST PUT EVERYTHING IN CAPS and then it will instantly make sense.
- Half-tucked half-pulled
So cut it out and stick it in your pocket.
You never know when it will be needed.
Be sure to use the comments section to add ones that deserved to be on the list but didn’t quite make it.