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    cricket words

    dear teachers, please explain it. 1. he doing the tidying up. 2. stand and deliver.






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    Re: cricket words

    Quote Originally Posted by lalda222 View Post
    dear teachers, please explain it. 1. he doing the tidying up. 2. stand and deliver.






    thanks
    "he'sdoing the tidying up" - at the end of an innings (one side's turn to bat), the last 3 or 4 players are not expected to score many runs; they are in the side as specialist bowlers. "Doing the tidying up", in cricket, means dismissing the last few players in the batting side.

    "stand and deliver" - do what's expected of you as a major player (usually a batsman - bowlers are expected to deliver, but they run while they're doing it!) [Irrelevant note - The collocation comes from the traditional command of the highwayman - see Stand and Deliver! History of Highwaymen and Highway Robbery - but this has nothing to do with the cricketing usage.]

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