verb[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 ballsMore 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.