bowling crease

bowling crease

n
(Cricket) cricket a line marked at the wicket, over which a bowler must not advance fully before delivering the ball

bowling crease

White line, 8 ft 8 in long, drawn through the stumps.
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Then you should have the ability to turn the ball in different degrees and using the bowling crease effectively.
Indeed, many summers back, at Wormsley Cricket ground in Buckinghamshire, I spotted a tall man looking as if he was teaching my two teenage daughters how to bowl a cricket ball: just a couple of strides to an imaginary bowling crease, then a studied right foot placed square, a head turned sideways down the pitch looking over the high left shoulder - it was textbook stuff.
The opening batsman has been one of the most economical bowlers in the 50over format in recent years and his absence from the bowling crease is hurting the balance of the playing eleven.
Johannesburg, July 24 ( ANI ): New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson has said that he would concentrate on changing whatever is necessary to return to the bowling crease after he was banned by the ICC from bowling his occasional off-spin in international cricket because of an illegal action.
Cook said Gary Ballance will bat at three, followed by Ian Bell, Joe Root and Moeen, who will be also expected to chip in at the bowling crease with his part-time off-spin.
Even the best in the world were in doubt when Warne hit the bowling crease.
The players overstepped the bowling crease at the home of cricket in North-West London as promised - in one case, by a huge distance.
Having successfully asked for a review of a leg before wicket decision when he was on 51, Smith might have survived again had umpire Hill spotted that Onions over-stepped the bowling crease - or Smith asked for another review.
Jones, who suffered a neck injury while batting in the championship match against Warwickshire on April 16, bowled later that day but the effects of the blow have kept him away from the bowling crease.
Rather than bother with an umpire when Harmison is charging in, why not just place a scarecrow behind the bowling crease, who automatically has his arms outstretched?
Davies says: "I heard about Simon because he is a member of the Elite Cymru scheme and it occurred to me that a fast bowler's approach to the bowling crease is very similar to the approach to the take-off board made by a long-jumper.
Bowlers, for their part, are attempting various changes to their action and approach to the bowling crease.