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Ashes cricket, 2

November 29, 2010

To the sport's followers it's obvious, to millions of others it's baffling. But with the OED you can quickly learn the meaning, and the history, of some key cricketing terms: from googly to mid-off, yorker to Howzat!

If you really want to impress, the OED contains many more words relating to the game. Use the Subject option in Advanced Search to locate words relating to Sport and Leisure/cricket. Master them and you'll never again be on a sticky wicket.