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dibbly-dobbler (plural dibbly-dobblers)
- (cricket) A slow-paced bowler.
2006 May 11, Charlie Austin, “Sri Lanka's defective Plan B: What went wrong for Sri Lanka on the first day at Lord's”, in Cricinfo, archived from the original on 7 May 2016:
- Sri Lanka's seamers, like their dibbly-dobblers of yesteryear, gave the speedometer a day off, their deliveries rarely touching 80mph.