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- noun One who or that which seams; a seamster. See
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- noun cricket A
bowlerskilled at making the ballto seam
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He was never blessed with an overpowering fastball; his four-seamer is clocked between 88-91 mph, and his two-seamer a little below that.
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Recalled seamer Mohammad Sami took two for 25 after a wayward start.
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Geoff Miller, the national selector, watched each of his five spells closely, and although with a bit of luck Broad could have had more wickets as he mostly pitched the ball up on a green and helpful pitch, this fell well short of an irresistible case for selection as the third seamer behind James Anderson and Chris Tremlett – a role for which Tim Bresnan and Steven Finn are also challenging.
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A couple of years later I was fielding at short-leg to a left‑arm seamer with a weakness for bowling leg-stump, long hops.
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Even more than Malinga, the men Sri Lanka will miss in the current series are Muralitharan, who retired last year, and their best-ever seamer, Chaminda Vaas, who retired two years ago.
West Indies were hampered by the absence of their seamer Ravi Rampaul, who did not bowl due to a virus which kept him at the team hotel for most of the day.
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Masters, the 33-year-old Essex seamer, is in many ways the archetypal journeyman cricketer but here he seized the advantage of a helpful pitch and a dispirited opposition to claim the outrageous figures of eight for 10 as Leicestershire were brushed aside for 34 in 88 balls.
It was towards the start of a game at Taunton, and an inexperienced Warwickshire seamer was bowling with an equally inexperienced wicketkeeper, standing in for injury while a substitute was en route from Birmingham.
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Mystifyingly, their squad for Sri Lanka doesn't include their best spinner and their form seamer, Stephen O'Keefe and Doug Bollinger.
bilby commented on the word seamer
Cricket jargon - a bowler who relies mainly on movement off the pitch by trying to land the ball on its stitched seam.
November 30, 2007