All out – When an innings is ended where 10 out of 11 batsmen have been dismissed or are unable to play due to injury etc.
All rounder – A batsman who can bowl too, or a batsman who can also keep wickets
Around the wicket – When a right handed bowler passes the right side of the stumps during his delivery action and vice versa for left handed bowlers.
BBI or Best – An abbreviation for the best bowling figures in a bowler’s career.
Beamer – a delivery that without bouncing, reaches the batsman at around head height.
Brace – Two wickets off two consecutive deliveries.
Chip – A subtle lob played over the infielders
Covers – A fielding position between point and mid off.
Cut – A shot made square on the off side a delivery that is short pitched and wide of off stump.
Dot ball – A delivery from which no runs have been scored.
Drive – A forceful shot hit along the ground cover point on the off side and mid wicket on the leg side.
Duck – A batsman’s score of zero
Duckworth and Lewis method – A mathematical model that predicts the runs required by the team batting second after the match has been interrupted due to rain.
Flick – A quick and light movement of the wrist which moves the bat.
Full toss – A delivery that reaches the batsman with bouncing.
Glance – A shot played finely on the leg side behind the batsman.
Gully – A fielder close to the slip fielder.
Hat trick – Three wickets off three consecutive balls by the same bowler.
Leg side – As he takes position, the half of the ground to the rear of the batsman
Maiden Over – An over where no runs are given.
Nelson – scores of 111, 222 or 333 sometimes considered as bad luck
Nick – An edge (of bat)
Off side – The half of the field in front of the batsman’s body.
On side – Same as leg side
One down – the batsman who is number 3 in the batting line up
Outfield – part of the field lying outside the 30 yard circle
Overpitched – A ball that is fully pitched but not a yorker, often easily dispatched.
Overthrow – An inaccurate throw by the fielder resulting in the batsmen gaining more runs
Pads – Protective equipment for the legs.
Plumb – Obviously out leg before wicket.
Pull – A shot played to the leg side on a ball that is pitched short.
Seam – The stitching on the ball
Seam bowling – A style that uses the unevenness of the ball.
Silly – to indicate a position close to the batsman
Sledging – Verbal abuse to psychologically upset a player.
Slip – A fielder close behind the batsman.
Spell – The total number of overs a bowler bowls.
Strike – The position as batsman.
Tail ender – A batsman at the end of the batting order.
Twelfth man – The first substitute
Yorker – A delivery pitched expecting to bounce under the batsman’s bat.