Definitions

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  • v. to bowl the ball such that it bounces closer to the batsman than a good length, allowing the batsman to hit it easily

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In cricket, to pitch (a ball) too far, so that it can be hit by the batsman before it touches ground.

Etymologies

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over- +‎ pitch

Examples

  • The green is on a plateau with bunkers all about it, and if you overpitch it your ball will be in the rushes beyond.

    The Complete Golfer

  • They're trying not to overpitch Marshall, who is available almost every day and has done a great job this season.

    chicagotribune.com -

  • If I overpitch, I don't throw the ball straight. "'

    Yahoo! Sports - Top News

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