Definition of Bulli soil in English:

Bulli soil


mass nounAustralian
  • Clay-rich soil widely used for cricket pitches and tennis courts.

    ‘the pitch had been upgraded with the importation of ten tons of Bulli soil’
    • ‘Hayward plays it successfully even on the bulli-soil in Australia.’
    • ‘The wicket then was quite hard underneath, with water standing on the top (remember the Bulli soil).’
    • ‘The Bulli soil used in New South Wales does not cause the ball to rise so high.’
    • ‘The track was rock hard, lightning fast black Bulli soil.’
    • ‘Bulli soil is valued for turf cricket pitches.’
    • ‘The wicket there is Bulli soil and priceless for huge scores.’
    • ‘Sydney used Bulli soil, a fine clay that would set like marble after it had been well watered during preparation.’
    • ‘On the shirtfronted polished Bulli soil pitches of that distant halcyon day for batsmen, Australia scored 485.’
    • ‘It was one of those typical Bulli soil pitches that turn with increasing viciousness as they wear under a hot sun.’
    • ‘These works were carried out and a small quantity of Bulli soil provided for the cricket pitch.’


Late 19th century: named after the town of Bulli in New South Wales.


Bulli soil

/ˈbʊlʌɪ sɔɪl/