Meaning of medium-pacer in English:



  • 1Cricket
    A seam bowler who bowls at a medium pace.

    ‘He was bowling like an ordinary medium-pacer and the fielders were moving around listlessly.’
    • ‘To differentiate between fast bowlers, medium-pacers and spinners would only further complicate the issue.’
    • ‘Kepler has taken on board my style of bowling and has underlined my belief that I am a strike bowler and not a stock medium-pacer.’
    • ‘A right-hand batsman and an occasional right-arm medium-pacer, Weir toured England with the New Zealand teams of 1931 and 1937.’
    • ‘Warton's Under-16 Alistair Matthews, a very straight medium-pacer, took four wickets to be man of the match.’
    1. 1.1A ball bowled at medium pace.
      ‘young Swift stole the show with his medium-pacers’
      • ‘Nevertheless, two of the top order succumbed to his medium-pacers.’
      • ‘His medium-pacers have been increasingly used to good effect and his ten Championship wickets to date have come at 27.3 runs apiece which is a lower average than any of his colleagues.’
      • ‘In fact, when he wasn't sending down his medium-pacers for Middlesex in the Eighties, Hughes was also attempting to carve out a sideline as a journalist.’
      • ‘Without a swinging ball Hoggard lacks pace or threat and the Australians are supreme at getting on the front foot and smashing medium-pacers.’
      • ‘He will most likely find himself turning his arm over also with his gentle, but effective medium-pacers.’