Definition of overpitch in English:



[with object]Cricket
  • Bowl (a ball) so that it pitches or would pitch too far up the pitch.

    ‘be prepared to get hit for four off the overpitched balls’
    • ‘Whenever he had the width, or got an overpitched or short delivery he made maximum use of them.’
    • ‘Batsmen are standing deep in their crease and waiting for the overpitched ball which is regularly disappearing to the cover boundary.’
    • ‘He broke through for his first wicket of the match in his 24th over of the innings, unfurling an overpitched delivery to the young left-hander.’
    • ‘But he resolved to play straight and wait to pick off his overpitched straight balls.’
    • ‘The player added two more fours to his tally when he whacked a full toss through square leg and then guided an overpitched ball over the rope at mid-wicket.’
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