Sandshoe-crusher meaning

(cricket) A yorker bowled at the batsman's feet.

2002: Tony Greig was Australia's main stumbling block to victory. 'Thommo' worked out a solution to the problem, dismissing Greig in the 2nd innings with his famous 'sandshoe crusher'! — ABC TV| Cricket in the 70s.


Origin of sandshoe-crusher

  • The term refers to the ball crushing the foot of the batsman, if not played with their bat. Sandshoe is not literal though: batsmen wear sturdy boots, not sandshoes, when batting.

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