from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Sports The player at bat in cricket and baseball.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A player of the batting side now on the field
- n. The player now receiving strike; the striker
- n. Any player selected for his or her team principally to bat, as opposed to a bowler
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The one who wields the bat in cricket, baseball, etc.; in baseball, the batsman is usually called the batter.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who wields the bat in base-ball, cricket, and similar games; a batter.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (baseball) a ballplayer who is batting
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Double dose: After a pitcher has been warned by an umpire about throwing at hitters, the next hit batsman is awarded second base and the pitcher is still ejected. —
Watching Richard Hadlee, say, or Malcolm Marshall work over a batsman was an education in itself.
In that role Prior has flourished and his keeping has improved to such an extent that the order in which the terms batsman and wicketkeeper are joined has become irrelevant.
Kallis 'major strength as a batsman is his ability to concentrate, and so he doesn't chuck his wicket away very often.
Watson's inclusion as a batsman has been a success, two fifties justifying his selection, but there will be lingering disappointment that he could not convert either into something more substantial.
He plays for the House of Commons, and for those who have played or are interested in that marvellous game, he is a left-handed bowler, and he is an opening batsman, which is a very important place to be.
The umpire hesitated, then recalled the batsman to the wicket and the game went on.
Smith then got in on the act as recalled batsman Narsingh Deonarine holed out for a duck, caught by Michael Hussey at deep midwicket.
New Zealand made two changes from Wellington, recalling batsman Mathew Sinclair for his first test in two years for Peter Ingram, and Patel in place of the injured Daryl Tuffey
Swann reached 100 Test wickets, in the same number of Tests as legendary Australia leg-spinner Shane Warne, when he claimed a return catch from recalled batsman Mohammad Yousuf.