Definition of overpitch in English:

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Pronunciation: /əʊvəˈpɪtʃ/


[with object] Cricket
Bowl (a ball) so that it pitches or would pitch too far up the pitch: (often as adjective overpitched) be prepared to get hit for four off the overpitched balls
More example sentences
  • 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.
  • Batsmen are standing deep in their crease and waiting for the overpitched ball which is regularly disappearing to the cover boundary.

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