Definition of bowling average in English:

bowling average


  • The number of runs conceded by a bowler per wicket taken.

    • ‘The veteran spinner topped the bowling averages with 47 wickets.’
    • ‘For the rest of the bowlers, the difference in their bowling averages is at least five runs per wicket, while their strike rates dip alarmingly too.’
    • ‘The difference between a team's overall batting average (runs scored per wicket) and bowling average (runs conceded per wicket) is often a fair indication of its relative strength.’
    • ‘If he simply can't walk, the call goes out to the county circuit for the bloke with the combined highest places in the batting and bowling averages.’
    • ‘Their dominance can also be gleaned by the difference between their batting and bowling averages during this period - it's nearly 15, even higher than the figure for Australia.’