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What is a Yorker in cricket and what is the origin of the term?

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posted Dec 21, 2016 by Shantanu Arora

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In cricket, a yorker is a ball bowled (a delivery) which hits the cricket pitch around the batsman's feet. When a batsman assumes a normal stance (also referred to as a "bixing") this generally means that the cricket ball bounces on the cricket pitch on or near the batsman's popping crease.

answer Dec 28, 2016 by Navya
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Defination
A bowled delivery that lands at about the batting crease so that the batsman is hitting the ball as it bounces. A difficult delivery to play.

Origin
However, other derivations have been suggested. The term may derive from the 18th and 19th century dewisms "to pull Yorkshire" on a person meaning to trick or deceive them, although there is evidence to suggest that the Middle English word yuerke (meaning to trick or deceive) may have been the source

answer Dec 26, 2016 by Tanmay
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