Meaning of non-striker in English:


Pronunciation /nɒnˈstrʌɪkə/


  • 1Sport
    A player who does not strike the ball; (Cricket) the batsman who is at the bowler's end at the time of a delivery, and who therefore does not face the ball.

  • 2A person (especially a worker) who chooses not to go on strike.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in James Pycroft (1813–1895), writer on cricket. From non- + striker.