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Bowler was a short-lived British Sitcom which originally aired on ITV in a single series of 13 episodes between 29 July and 21 October 1973. A situation-comedy, it was a spin-off from The Fenn Street Gang featuring George Baker as East End criminal Stanley Bowler.
Released from prison after serving a prison sentence, Stanley Bowler sets about trying to 'better' himself. The basic premise of the series revolves around Bowler's attempts to develop (and to project to others) a more cultured personality, as he tries (but fails) to understand the fine arts, and to move into higher social circles.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Bowler - Glossary of cricket terms - Netflix
This is a general glossary of the terminology used in the sport of cricket. Where words in a sentence are also defined elsewhere in this article, they appear in italics. Certain aspects of cricket terminology are explained in more detail in cricket statistics and the naming of fielding positions is explained at fielding (cricket). Cricket is known for its rich terminology. Some terms are often thought to be arcane and humorous by those not familiar with the game.
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Across the line A batsman plays across the line when he moves his bat in a direction lateral to the direction of the incoming ball. Agricultural shot this is a swing across the line of the ball (resembling a scything motion) played without much technique. Often one that results in a chunk of the pitch being dug up by the bat, or that winds up with the ball going to cow corner. A type of a slog. Air when a ball, or series of balls, are delivered by a spin bowler with a more looping trajectory than usual, the bowler is said to be giving the ball some air. In combination with top spin, the objective is to lure the batsman into misreading the length of the ball. In combination with off spin or leg spin, the objective is to give the ball more time to drift. All out when an innings is ended due to ten of the eleven batsmen on the batting side being either dismissed or unable to bat because of injury or illness. All-rounder traditionally, a player adept at both batting and bowling. Particularly good all-rounders in the modern game include Shane Watson, Ben Stokes, and Shakib Al Hasan. More recently, exceptionally talented wicket-keeper/batsmen too have been regarded as all-rounders despite the fact they normally do not bowl. Such players include Adam Gilchrist and MS Dhoni. Anchor a top-order batsman capable of batting for a long duration throughout the innings. Usually batsmen playing at numbers 3 or 4 play such a role, especially if there is a batting collapse. An anchor plays defensively, and is often the top scorer in the innings. Angler a type of late-swing delivery used by Bart King in the early 1900s. King, a rightarm fast bowler, delivered his inswinger with the right arm raised over the left ear, and concealed the seam of the ball by commencing his action with the ball held in both hands, in the manner of baseball pitchers. It is unclear whether angler also referred to his outswinger. Appeal the act of a bowler or fielder shouting at the umpire to ask if his last ball took the batsman's wicket. Usually phrased in the form of howzat (how-is-that?). Common variations include 'Howzee?' (how is he?), or simply turning to the umpire and shouting. The umpire cannot give a batsman out unless the fielding side appeals, even if the criteria for a dismissal have otherwise been met. However, batsmen who are obviously out (for instance if they are bowled) will normally leave the field without waiting for an appeal. Approach The motion of the bowler prior to bowling the ball. It is also known as the run-up. Also the ground a bowler runs on during his run up. E.g.: “Play was delayed because the bowler's approaches were slippery.” Arm ball a deceptive delivery bowled by an off spin bowler that is not spun, so, unlike the off break, it travels straight on (with the bowler's arm). A particularly good bowler's arm ball might also swing away from the batsman in the air (or in to him when delivered by a left-armer). Around the wicket or round the wicket a right-handed bowler passing to the right of the non-striker's stumps in his run-up, and vice versa for a left-handed bowler. Compare with over the wicket. The Ashes the perpetual prize in England v Australia Test match series. The Ashes originated as a result of a satirical obituary published in a British newspaper, The Sporting Times, in 1882 after a match at The Oval in which Australia beat England on an English ground for the first time. The obituary stated that English cricket had died, and the body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia. The English media dubbed the next English tour to Australia (1882–83) as the quest to regain The Ashes. During that tour a small terracotta urn was presented to England captain Ivo Bligh by a group of Melbourne women. The contents of the urn are reputed to be the ashes of an item of cricket equipment, a bail. Asking rate the run rate at which the team batting second needs to score to catch the opponents score in a limited overs game. See 'required run rate,' which is the more technical term. Attacking field A fielding configuration in which more fielders are close in to the pitch so as to take catches and dismiss batsmen more readily, at the risk of letting more runs get scored should the ball get past them. Attacking shot A shot of aggression or strength designed to score runs. Average A bowler's bowling average is defined as the total number of runs conceded by the bowler (including wides and no-balls) divided by the number of wickets taken by the bowler. A batsman's batting average is defined as the total number of runs scored by the batsman divided by the number of times he has been dismissed. Away swing see out swing
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