dibbly-dobbler

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English[edit]

Indian spin bowler Harbhajan Singh. Spin bowling is a form of slow bowling in cricket.

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Noun[edit]

dibbly-dobbler ‎(plural dibbly-dobblers)

  1. (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[1], 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.

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