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A ball bowled so that it pitches immediately under the bat.‘he bowls a good yorker’
- ‘I was completely inexperienced; I didn't know how to take the pace off the ball or how to bowl yorkers.’
- ‘I always like to go for the yorker.’
- ‘His usual pace was about that of Alec Bedser, with a faster ball and a slower one, in well-concealed reserve, and the ability to bowl a yorker.’
- ‘Pollock bowled a yorker aimed at off-stump which Kumble edged towards the third man boundary.’
- ‘He likes bowling yorkers, as two Western Australians, the all-rounder Darren Wates and wicketkeeper Ryan Campbell, can testify.’
Probably from York, suggesting its introduction by Yorkshire players.
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