googly


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googly

(ˈɡuːɡlɪ)
n, pl -lies
(Cricket) cricket an off break bowled with a leg break action
[C20: Australian, of unknown origin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.googly - a cricket ball bowled as if to break one way that actually breaks in the opposite way
bowling - (cricket) the act of delivering a cricket ball to the batsman
Translations

googly

n (Cricket) → gedrehter Ball
References in classic literature ?
He had not been an actor long, for loss of form had put him out of first-class cricket, and the impresario had given his place in the next piece to a googly bowler who had done well in the last Varsity match; but he had been one long enough to experience that sinking sensation which is known as stage-fright.
Danube beat Googly by 13 runs in a tight clash, after setting their rivals a target of 104 for victory.
Gary Wilson fell to a googly from Chawla, and the leg-spinner then had Kevin O'Brien caught by Rudra Singh at square leg to leave Ireland precariously placed at 83-5.
If I do need a Christmas fix, I can always drop by my brother's house and bask in a gorgeous five-star Kringle display without actually having to affix the googly eyes and pipe-cleaner antlers to the candy cane reindeer myself.
You will need: Two white paper plates Black or red paper An orange pipe cleaner String/ribbon Hole punch Marker or crayons Scissors Glue Optional: googly eyes, large buttons.
Kaneria, who has continued the tradition of great Pakistani leg-spin bowlers and possesses a very well disguised googly, performed the feat of taking five wickets in an innings for the 15th time, while he has taken ten wickets in a match twice in his 57-Test career, The Daily Times reports.
And, before you attempt to unravel that one, let me throw in a real googly.
New Perspectives Theatre Company presents cricket comedy Bowled a Googly at Bedworth Arts Centre tomorrow as part of the Live and Local season.
But leg-spinner Paul Strang soon had his team celebrating again when he trapped Mathew Sinclair leg-before without offering a stroke for six with his googly.
Handprint butterfly You will need: A few pieces of coloured construction paper (stiffer paper makes a more durable butterfly) A pencil Scissors Glue, tape or a stapler Crayons, paint or markers Googly eyes (optional) A pipe cleaner.
Shane has got the orthodox leg-break, the googly, the flipper, the zooter, the slider and the top-spinner.
IT came as no surprise when President George W Bush was hit by a bouncer then fooled by a googly.