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Encyclopedia > Lob bowling

In cricket Lob Bowling is a disused, and now illegal, style of bowling used in the game in the 19th Century where trajectory was the most important consideration. Lob bowlers, both right and left handed, attempted to pitch the ball on the stumps from as great a height as possible, preferably with the ball descending behind the batsman standing at the crease. For the insect, see Cricket (insect). ... A trajectory is an imagined trace of positions followed by an object moving through space. ...

This was probably difficult to achieve consistantly, with very little likelihood of hitting the wicket, and the batsman should have had time to adjust his position and shot. For whatever reason this style had disappeared from the First Class game by the 20th Century. Today the laws pertaining to the bowling of "Beamers" would render any such delivery illegal, and wide in any other case. A beamer in cricket terminology is a type of delivery in which the ball, without bouncing, passes dangerously close to the batsmans head. ...



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