straight bat


Related to straight bat: straight off the bat

straight bat

n
1. (Cricket) cricket a bat held vertically
2. informal Brit honest or honourable behaviour
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So, those who play with a straight bat have a chance to score lots of runs.
euro]e English man always plays with a straight bat, but enough said about that.
A no-nonsense performer on the field, the 35-year-old has always been known to play a straight bat in interviews during his long distinguished career.
But he left Brisbane unbowed, and with reputation enhanced as he presented a straight bat and a sunny disposition.
Bluebirds boss Mackay tried to play a straight bat to the most recent bout of speculation concerning his position.
Confirming that Clarke helped Watson and the younger players, coach Darren Lehmann quipped that the advice for Watson was simple: play a straight bat and not get out LBW.
He also prefers to play with a straight bat," said Ahmad, who is the cousin of former Pakistan Test star Tauseef Ahmad.
Talk of Benitez's own future brought a straight bat from the Chelsea boss.
But I'll say this to Tom Watson publicly, I'll be playing a very straight bat on most things.
Meanwhile, Newcastle have played a straight bat to reports in France claiming their Samoan backrower Taiasina Tu'ifua is set to sign for Bordeaux-Begles next season.
It was an indicator from Hamilton he is now more than likely to re-sign with McLaren, a team he has been with since the age of 13, although to that suggestion he played a straight bat.
When I decided I wanted to hit a six, I went and did it with a straight bat.