tailender

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Etymology[edit]

tail + end + -er

Noun[edit]

tailender (plural tailenders)

  1. (cricket) One of the last four or five batsmen in the batting order, normally bowlers with limited batting ability.
    • 2009 January 31, Michael Horan, “Andrew McDonald strikes early for Victoria”, Herald Sun:
      The Bushrangers moved a step closer to securing a berth in the final when tailenders Damien Wright and Clint McKay posted a century stand on day two, which gave the Vics a first-innings 400.
  2. (cricket) A poor batsman who bats low in the batting order.

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