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  • n. a large screen, at each end of a cricket field, coloured to provide visual contrast to the cricket ball, to aid the batsman in seeing its movement through the air


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  • Despite panicked calls for a comeback, Shane Warne has made just one onfield contribution in the Ashes, at Adelaide, where beaming from a sightscreen about to sink his neon teeth into a McDonald's Legend Chicken burger, he became the only Australian bowler to stop Kevin Pietersen in his tracks during his withering seven-hour double hundred.

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  • Siddle, after reaching 40, his highest Test score, then hoisted the off-spinner Swann to Kevin Pietersen, who ran round from long on and judged an awkward catch well in front of the sightscreen.

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  • He forgot everything but the sightscreen, concentrating on keeping the pip dead center.


  • _ His eyes flicked from the sightscreen to the sky ahead, looking for the telltale flare of rockets -- ready to follow like a ferret.


  • Coulter watched the pip move into his sightscreen.


  • Broad had Tendulkar caught low down at second slip, but maybe the relief - at not being ridiculed for ever more as Tendulkar's whipping boys in the 2,000th Test - disturbed their concentration; or else the visibility was poor at the pavilion end Tendulkar had trouble with the sightscreen in the over he was dismissed. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • England agreed Ireland spinner George Dockrell could replace Hassan for the second innings, after the Afghan seamer had pitched over a picket fence on the boundary and collided with concrete and metal runners around the sightscreen.

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  • Marsh lofts one over Welegedara's head and it smashes into the sightscreen. | Top Stories

  • Afghani seamer Hassan tumbled over a picket fence and into the metal and concrete tramlines around the sightscreen, badly bruising and grazing his arms and legs.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • Pietersen, disturbed by a loose flap above the sightscreen at the pavilion end, was caught at third slip.

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