Definition of wide ball in English:

wide ball


  • see wide
    • ‘Yorkshire had an early setback with White being caught behind off a good ball from Franks and Byas ended when he edged a wide ball from Gallian into his stumps.’
    • ‘This was followed by three very poor wide balls from Waterford.’
    • ‘A fine stroke here and a fine stroke there, then a slash to a wide ball resulting in a tame catch to the wicket-keeper.’
    • ‘Likewise, in the recent Melbourne Test also, there was no need for him to chase the wide ball from Williams and nick to the wicketkeeper.’
    • ‘Ballymore came out fighting in the second half, but had a few wide balls.’