Cricket Terms start with A to D

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Appeal(see picture above)
a claim that a batsman has been got out, made by the bowler making the play. (Umpires will not give signal some “outs” unless appealed is appropriate).
bat-and-pad catch
A clear “Out” that A short that hits a batsman’s leg pad and is caught by a fielder before it touches the ground.
Batting Average
the average number of scored runs by the batsman, defined as a total runs scored divided by number of times the batsman was “out”.
bowled [see picture above]
An “out” which is directly hit the stamps, whether or not touched by the bat.
Bowling average
the (average) number of earned runs scored off a pitcher/bowler per every “out” he takes.
break
a change in direction of the pitch, after it is bounced by the bowler.
bumper [see picture above]
The ball that is bounced to high enough to hit a batsman’s shoulders or head; cricket’s equal to the “beanball”.
bye(s) (see picture above)
            Scored runs on “wild pitches”. for example when  ball goes past to the wicket-keeper/catcher without having been touched by the batsman, and runs could be taken. The runs are accumulated to the team total as “extra runs”, but this is not credited to any batsman… nor charged to the bowlers.
Caught (out) [see pic above]
An “out” resulting from a hit by a batsman caught by the fielder in the air  before touching the ground, like baseball’s “pop fly”.
Chinaman
A left-hander’s googly ( Get definition of ‘googly’). For Example a bowl that will look as if it could break INTO the right-handed batsman with the bounce, but breaks away instead of. So this is called because the 1st person to have delivered such a bowl was of Chinese extraction, in the West Indies !
Country
The Old name for the outfield, in cricket.
Cover drive
a drive which is smacked away from the batsman’s body, in baseball’s “first-base” direction.
Cutter , leg- or off-
A fast bowl where a slashing arm action rather than wrist or finger spins are used to get a slight break off bounce. Depending on the direction of breaking, it could be called a off-cutter or leg-cutter.
Declaration
in unlimited-over matches, a decision taken by the captain of a batting side to stop their batting and asks the other side in to bat. Usually it is done to get enough time to win a match.
Double century
When a batsman reaches to 200 runs or more then it is called double century.
Draw
A situation where neither side wins nor lose in an unlimited-overs match of one or two innings, The 1st team’s total will not be surpassed, but the innings will also not be completed. (In Limited over matches no draws are allowed).
drive (see pic above)
a hit made by the batsman in which he swings the bat in a long arc, much like teeing off at golf, and sends the ball in one of several possible directions.
duck
a zero individual score, “awarded” to a batsman who is “out” without scoring a single run.

A List of Technical Cricket Terms